Prior to Eddie was Pryor

Eddie Murphy before he became a fat suit wearing, elephant noise making, kid film production machine he was known as a loud, filthy and incredibly funny stand up comedian and he is the first one to say that he was inspired to become a comedian by the late great Richard Pryor. Now in some of the coolest film news in a while Eddie Murphy will be playing Pryor in Richard Pryor: Is it something I said? a bio-picture written and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey). For those of you wondering if Murphy can pull it off check out the video below.

Source: EW