Richard Pryor has handpicked comedian Mike Epps to portray him in an upcoming movie about the legendary funnyman's life.

Pryor and his wife JENNIFER LEE PRYOR will produce the film, which they both hope will be made while the veteran comedian - who has long been inflicted with multiple sclerosis - can enjoy it.

Lee Pryor says, "We're not wealthy, but we do okay. The sickness is very expensive, and the revenue is definitely not what it used to be.

"I want to protect his legacy, and I'd like for Richard to experience this and see the result while he is still with us."

17/05/2005 21:38