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Creator Of "Black-ish" Kenya Barris to Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

Kenya Barris, the creator of “Black-ish” and its spinoffs “Grown-ish” and “Mixed-ish,” is directing a feature film about famed comedian Richard Pryor. 

Barris will write, produce and direct the yet-to-be-titled project, marking his feature film directorial debut.

The movie is centering on the life and times of Pryor, one of the most influential comedians of all time. Over the course of his career, Pryor appeared in over 50 movies, headlined the series “The Richard Pryor Show” and “Pryor’s Place,” and wrote for TV shows including “Sanford and Sons.”

Among his numerous accolades, Pryor was the first-ever recipient of the annual Mark Twain Humor Prize.

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