16 January 2013 1:07 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, Tate Taylor, to helm the long-awaited James Brown bio-flick.

In addition to co-producing the film alongside legendary musician Mick Jagger, Grazer recently revealed to Rolling Stone that despite owning the rights for over a decade, the production crew is set to begin casting soon. And while Wesley Snipes and Eddie Murphy were both mentioned in the past to possibly land the leading role, Grazer admitted that they’re still in the early stages of choosing the right actor.

“We're going to start casting and we're going to have to test lots of actors and be determined to pick the right one,” he told the magazine. “No movie starts in a day. I've never loved a subject and not made the movie. Friday Night Lights took 13 years. American Gangster took seven or eight.”

“I had the rights for a very long time, »

- Brennan Williams

Report a problem

Similar News Items

"Friday Night Lights" (2006)
Eddie Murphy (I)
The Help (2011)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners