After much speculation fueled by Nick Cannon himself that he would be playing the role of Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ biopic about the late comedian, things have swerved in a decidedly different direction. Mike Epps, and not Cannon, has been cast in the role of Pryor, with Daniels confirming via Twitter:

Somewhere, Cannon is softly weeping a furiously working on the script for Drumline 2.

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[via UPROXX]