Rick James Biopic Miniseries in the Works

Published: Wednesday 23rd Sep 2020 by Rashad

For many, Rick James was a GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter whose timeless hits ‘Fire & Desire,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ ‘Super Freak,’ and others are some of the greatest pieces the genre’s ever produced.

For others, the late R&B icon’s talent and discography – despite selling millions of records and earning GOLD and Platinum plaques along the way – remains relatively unsung among his legendary peers, a predicament a forthcoming biographical project looks to remedy.

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A miniseries – helmed by filmmaker Addison Henderson –  is in the works about late R&B music icon and his brother LeRoi Johnson.

Titled ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ the effort will reportedly ‘chronicle the brothers’ early days in the projects of Buffalo, New York to their personal triumphs and success.’

While a tentative release date has not been attached the forthcoming miniseries, Johnson still trumpeted its arrival and shared his elation in an official statement.

“There is no one out there, period, who knows my brother’s story like I do. People know pieces, but no one knows the full story,” he said. “[I chose Henderson to direct because] he has the skills and qualities of the producer and director that are needed for this project. He has the talent, drive and ability to do a series of this importance.”

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  1. Anne September 23, 2020

    Sounds interesting but I hope his brother doesn’t sugar coat things or leave out Rick’s legal and drug issues. On the music tip though, he is number seven of my top seven favorite artists of all-time, Prince being number one by far of course (followed by Marvin, Aretha, Beyonce, Madonna , Teena Marie, and finally Rick). He has a lot of funk classics, some of my favorites are “Ghetto Life,” “You and I,” “Bustin Out,” “Mary Jane,” etc. and all of his duets with Teena (especially “Happy”); I also love “De Ja Vu” (I’ve Been Here Before), a song about reincarnation that he wrote for/with Teena Marie (she is not credited). Looking forward to the film.

  2. Jackx September 24, 2020

    Is Normani going to play him

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