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Pam Grier In 'Jackie Brown'

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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.

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