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Will Adam Sandler appear in 'Richard Pryor'?
News broke this week that Bill Condon has teamed up with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company to bring the dramatic story of comedian Richard Pryor's life to the screen. Marlon Wayans is set to play the iconic comedian, but one idea that has been floated around -- and which Variety casually mentioned in their report -- is that Sandler is being considered to play Pryor's longtime manager Sandy Gallin in the picture.
Gallin, who is still alive and kicking and has "executive produced" (or at least gotten his name attached as one) to films such as "Father of the Bride" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," may have some thoughts on Sandler playing him, but most agree it wouldn't be a bad fit. What Variety missed, however, is that at this date the comedy superstar hasn't even been approached about the role let alone given his opinion on it. In the meantime, Condon next priority will likely be finding four different actresses to play Pryor's four wives in the feature.
Chris Rock, an old buddy of Sandler's who is appearing with him in the upcoming comedy "Grown Ups," is also on board as a producer on the project. No word if he'll cameo in the film either.