It is reported that Eddie Murphy is in talks to join The Butler director Lee Daniels' upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, playing the role of the comedy legend's father, LeRoy 'Buck Carter' Pryor.

Entertainment Tonight quoted a source close to the production, which stars Mike Epps as Pryor. 

The cast also includes Oprah Winfrey as Richard Pryor's grandmother, Marie Carter, and Kate Hudson as his wife, Jennifer.

On Thursday, director Daniels posted a picture on Instagram of himself with Murphy.