Oprah Winfrey set to play the violent brothel-running grandmother of comic Richard Pryor in new biopic

August 27, 2014 2:26 AM

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Oprah Winfrey will play the violent brothel-running grandmother of legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

The 60-year-old Oscar-nominated actress will take on the role of Marie Carter who was known to beat her grandson while raising him at her brothel in Peoria, Illinois.

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