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Today (July 2), Nick Cannon pretty much confirmed that he will be playing the late comedian Richard Pryor in a forthcoming biopic. 

The host, comedian, actor and a gang of other titles was on TMZ Live when he was asking about the role. Cannon told TMZ that he didn’t want to “jinx anything” about the flick since it’s not yet in production, but he did confirm it with a physical gesture (actually, lack thereof).

Rumors ramped about Cannon snagging the role in the Lee Daniels film when he was seen sporting an afro at the BET Awards. Cannon is also working on a Drumline sequel.

Watch Nick Cannon’s appearance on TMZ Live below.

Photo: TMZ