Despite having an interest in starring as his old pal RICHARD PRYOR in a big screen biopic, comic actor EDDIE MURPHY says it’s not likely to happen. Speaking to reporters at a press conference to support his upcoming ensemble comedy, TOWER HEIST, MURPHY said that he’s actually seen writer/director BILL CONDON’S script and attended a couple of meetings about the proposed project but doesn’t feel it’s going to come to fruition. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
As for TOWER HEIST, MURPHY is back to form after a series of family aimed films and shares the screen with BEN STILLER, ALAN ALDA, TEA LEONI, CASEY AFFLECK, MATTHEW BRODERICK and GABOUREY SIDIBE under the direction of BRETT RATNER. A comedy caper movie reminiscent of such films as OCEAN’S 11 and THE HOT ROCK, it could be one of this season’s biggest draws.
TOWER HEIST opens in theaters Friday