Universal Studios Gear Up For James Brown Biopic Alongside ‘The Help’ Producer

Published: Wednesday 28th Aug 2013 by David

Seven years after his passing in Atlanta, Georgia, ‘Soul Pride‘ performer James Brown has seen work on his long awaited biopic gain fresh steam this week, now an actor has been selected to portray in the cinematic release.

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Set to be directed by ‘The Help‘s Tate Taylor, the ‘Universal’ movie has now called on Chadwick Boseman to play the leading role, years after Brown joined writers in penning its script.

While a release date for the project is yet to be announced, fans can expect it to cover all six decades of the icon’s career, beginning with his poverty stricken and violent formative years to the end of his life, showcased in a screenplay written by Jez & John Henry Butterworth.


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  1. TINA JONES August 28, 2013

    it would be nice if they had a casting call and hired a newcomer to play james. there is plenty of undiscovered talent. no need to keep using the same tired ass actors.

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  2. Baduizm05 August 28, 2013

    Luke James should have been picked.

    • GotTillItsGone August 28, 2013

      You are so right. He would be great for it.

      • Ciara is everything August 28, 2013


  3. ThickeLove August 28, 2013

    I thought you were going to say Jamie Foxx.

  4. Shauwndapooh August 28, 2013

    Thats great i hope the movie succeeds… Aretha must be pissed!

  5. Lana Del Slay August 28, 2013

    Didn’t he r*** someone?

    • MJ4ever August 28, 2013

      He did.

  6. Iconic cici August 28, 2013

    um ok. #DontCare

    • Rosie August 28, 2013

      Ciara doesn’t even have the money to make a 30 minute fictional short film.

      • Ciara is everything August 28, 2013

        I think you mean Lana d*** Ciara has a net worth of 16 million while Lana only has a net worth of 500 k lmao

      • Rosie August 28, 2013

        Oh wow you know how to google “ciara net worth” and browse Celebrity Net Worth (not a legitimate source) now, good for you.
        Tropico coming soon.

      • Ciara is everything August 28, 2013

        Gurl are you mad your fav is a broke b****? Lana not even on Ciaras level your dismissed you Canadian d***.

      • Rosie August 28, 2013

        More like jealous that Lana’s Mulberry bag costs more than your monthly welfare income. Too bad you’re forced to cash your checks and spend it on a Faded Glory purse at Walmart.

  7. Ciara is everything August 28, 2013

    Bruno mars should play James brown

  8. Avi August 28, 2013

    Bruno Mars is not black. They may as well cast Brad Pitt.

    • Ciara is everything August 28, 2013

      What race is he? He looks mixed plus hes soulful like james

  9. Os August 28, 2013

    I can’t wait to see this.

  10. /.\ August 30, 2013

    This should be interesting. Don’t know who could possibly portray James Brown, because in his prime he was pure fiyah, no one could touch him. No pyro tech, smoke, mirrors etc., just him, his band, and back up singers rockin it out. He was truly something to behold. He was Michael Jackson’s inspiration. Mike knew what he was seeing was awesome and legendary.

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