Oprah Winfrey’s been cast to play Richard Pryor’s grandmother
— a cruel and abusive lady pimp — in the upcoming biopic directed by O’s pal Lee Daniels.
Pryor’s widow, Jennifer, tells TMZ … Oprah got hold of the script, and was desperate to play Marie Carter — the woman who raised Pryor in her brothel in Peoria, Illinois .
Mike Epps beat out Nick Cannon for the role as Pryor.
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