The movie about comedic legend Richard Pryor has lost Lee Daniels as its director.

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind Precious and The Butler, has exited the project, reported by Deadline and Hollywood Reporter. The original cast will remain the same with plans to still begin shooting this fall. Mike Epps is still set to portray Pryor, along with Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson as stars in the film about the iconic comic’s life story.