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Eddie Murphy is in talks to join Lee Daniels' untitled Richard Pryor biopic, ET reports.

According to a source close to production, Murphy will play the comedian's father LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor, a former boxer.

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On Thursday, Daniels posted a photo of himself and Murphy on Instagram with the caption: "Strap in and brace yourself. They done let him out of our cages!"

Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #OMG

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Murphy joins Mike Epps, who will play Pryor, and Oprah Winfrey, who will play his grandmother, Marie Carter. Kate Hudson has also been cast as Pryor's wife, Jennifer.

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