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The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

27 August 2013 6:32 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Universal and Imagine Entertainment are moving forward with the long-gestating film.

According to Variety, Chadwick Boseman, who broke onto the scene this year as Jackie Robinson in "42," will play Brown. Tate Taylor ("The Help," "Pretty Ugly People") is on board to direct a script by Jez and John Henry Butterworth ("Fair Game").

The biopic will trace Brown's rise to fame, from his early days living in poverty in Georgia to his breakout as an R&B superstar. The film will be shot solely in Mississippi, Taylor and the state's governor announced.

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Tate Taylor To Adapt & Direct Stephen King’s Latest Novel Joyland!

3 May 2013 7:56 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Help writer and director Tate Taylor is officially in charge for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s latest novel titled Joyland! So, who dares enter the funhouse or fear? Apparently Taylor, who made his directorial debut with 2008′s Pretty Ugly People is more than ready for this challenge, ’cause he will both adapt and direct the hard-boiled thriller. At this moment we can inform you that Stephen King‘s novel arrives this June from publisher Hard Case Crime, and that the whole thing is set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, where: …college student Devin Jones arrives at the park...

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Tate Taylor Plans a Visit to Stephen King's Joyland

2 May 2013 | | See recent news »

Although the book won't hit shelves until June, The Help writer-director Tate Taylor is already eyeing an adaptation of Stephen King's latest, Joyland . Deadline reports that Taylor has picked up an option to adapt and direct the hard-boiled thriller, officially described as follows: Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Prior to The Help , Taylor made his directorial debut with 2008's Pretty Ugly People . He's also said to be working on a James Brown biopic. Taylor will also produce alongside John Norris and his Wyolah Films. »

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