Mike Epps has been cast as the late comedy legend, and Murphy is considering a supporting role as Pryor's abusive father, LeRoy, according to U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight.

Kate Hudson has also reportedly signed on to portray Pryor's fourth and seventh wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor, who is one of the film's producers.

Daniels appears to have confirmed Murphy's interest by posting a photo of himself with the funnyman, adding the caption, "Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG."