Iconic 70’s bombshell Pam Grier will have her biography xx made into a biopic, Deadline reports. The Queen of Blaxpliotation, still beloved to this day has a script in place written by Bennie Richburg (Martin, Jamie Foxx Show, Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air) that is being shopped. The film will be based on her 2010 book Foxy: My Life In Three Acts co-written with Andrea Cagan.
In the book, she detailed her tumultuous relationships with such Hollywood icons as NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comedian Richard Pryor and actor Freddie Prinze. The biopic’s working title so far is simply Pam.
According to Deadline, actor/comedian Jay Pharoah has already attached himself to the project to play Pryor, a move co-signed by Grier.
“I watched him and heard his voice and closed my eyes and said, ‘It’s Richard,” she told Deadline.
Read the entire story HERE where Pam talks about her experience of sexual harassment from Sammy Davis, Jr., how grateful she was for the Jackie Brown script and what she thinks of the #MeToo movement after working with Harvey Weinstein.
No word yet on who will play Grier. Do you think there’s a current actress who could do the role justice?
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