Director and creator of the hit FOX show Empire Lee Daniels is reportedly out as director of the Richard Pryor biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?. Daniels was set to direct the biopic of the late comedian that will star funny man Mike Epps, when production was to start later this month. However, according to Page Six, he has backed out of the film.
Some are saying it may be over creative differences with the film producers that may have caused Daniels to walk. Other sources say that it’s because he’s too busy with Star, his new show for FOX.
The film Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? has been in the work for years, from Mike Epps and Marlon Wayans battling for the role to misunderstandings from the Pryor estate. It is yet to be known if this major setback and its impact on the film.