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    Oprah Winfrey Will Play Richard Pryor's Brothel-Running Grandmother in Lee Daniels' Biopic

    Winfrey will play Marie Carter, Pryor's grandmother, with whom he had a notoriously complicated relationship with. She ran a brothel, and was quite the dominant matriarch whom Pryor - who grew up in her house, after his mother left - both loved and feared.

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    It Looks Like Mike Epps Will Indeed Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic

    I should note that Mike Epps actually plays Richard Pryor in Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film that Zoe Saldana stars in.

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    Frame By Frame: Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Lists 12 Groundbreaking Projects from the Sundance Film Festival and New Frontier

    Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program, curates a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.

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    Casting: Mike Epps Frontrunner For Richard Pryor Biopic, Daisy Ridley Returning For 'Star Wars 8 & 9' And More

    From Marlon Wayans to Eddie Murphy to Nick Cannon, it seems every six months or so a new name surfaces as the potential lead for the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic. And with Lee Daniels now attached to direct, another contender is now in the pole position for the job —Mike Epps, who recentl...

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    Lee Daniels to Direct Film Based on Brian Banks' Story (Promising Athlete Falsely Convicted of Rape)

    This is in addition to a documentary Banks himself has been working on for 2 years, that will tell the same story.

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    Watch: '60 Minutes' Report About Brian Banks, Whose Story Lee Daniels Will Turn Into A Feature Film

    It's been a year since Lee Daniels dropped "Lee Daniels' The Butler," and he's yet to make a move on his next feature. For the moment, his eye is on the Fox hip hop drama pilot "Empire" which is in post-production, but the filmmaker is putting another movie into the Crock-pot and letting it simmer.

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    Lee Daniels Adapts Shakespearian Protagonist for TV

    In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.

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    Listen up, Dreamers! Watch James Franco, Lee Daniels and Hans Zimmer Speak About Their Creative Inspirations

    In an effort to align itself with creativity, Italian coffee company and Tribeca Film Festival sponsor illy made "Inspiring Creativity," a short video featuring interviews from 21 artists of all mediums from around the world.

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    First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

    First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

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