Chadwick Boseman Tapped to Play James Brown in Biopic

 

 

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Universal and Imagine Entertainment have given the go-ahead for a biopic on the ‘Godfather of Soul,’  James Brown.  The titular role will be played by 42 star Chadwick Boseman.

The Help director Tate Taylor is spearheading the project. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing along with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman under their Jagged Films banner.

the film will follow James Brown’s rise from poverty in Georgia to becoming a world-famous musician. Brown brought the world such hits as, “Try Me,” “The Payback,”  “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” just to name a few.  The singer died in 2006 at age 73.

This week Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Taylor announced that the a good chunk of the film would be shot in Mississippi.

Boseman was chosen from a long list of actors who wanted the role.  He was given an offer after the film was officially greenlit.

Source – Variety

Posted on August 28, 2013, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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