The Help director Tate Taylor is currently in negotiations to direct a feature film biopic of musical legend James Brown. The movie is being produced by Image Entertainment's Brian Grazer and The Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger is also along for the ride as a producer!
The film was written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (Birthday Girl, The Last Legion, Fair Game). According to Deadline, "the story charts a young boy’s rise from extreme poverty and violence to become The Godfather Of Soul, one of the most influential black artists in history whose career spanned six decades. Grazer started the project at a time when the singer himself was an active part in its development, before he died in late 2006."
Well, it's cool to see the project finally moving forward again after all this years. This is a passion project for Grazer who has said Brown was "one of the most electric, »
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