Actor chosen to play James Brown in movie bio

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 2:30 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:34 PM
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NEW YORK — After bringing Jackie Robinson to the big screen, Chadwick Boseman is going to try another icon: James Brown.

Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in a planned biopic by “The Help” director Tate Taylor. The film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment is currently untitled. Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer are among the producers.

The project has been in development for years, with various actors and directors attached. It’s set to finally begin shooting this fall in Mississippi.

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Taylor said of the great soul singer: “Those are big shoes to fill.”

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David Parker
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David Parker 08/27/13 - 01:40 pm
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So they film it in

So they film it in Mississippi? sry, not a debbie-downer but c'mon, Augusta gets passed on for Mississippi?

goodgod
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goodgod 08/27/13 - 01:50 pm
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Mick Jagger is producing the

Mick Jagger is producing the James Brown film and plans on making a cameo appearance in it according to investorplace.com. Filming starts in November and has Brian Glazer putting it together for Universal Films. Can't wait to see this one, the undisuted the King of them All, Mr. James Brown.

David Parker
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David Parker 08/27/13 - 02:21 pm
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Just figured downtown would

Just figured downtown would be perfect with very little traffic (foot/auto) and buildings still looking like they did 70 years ago

willie7
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willie7 08/27/13 - 02:31 pm
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Tate Taylor is from
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Tate Taylor is from Mississippi and he is taken advantage of all the financial incentives the state offers to movies production companies.

willie7
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willie7 08/27/13 - 02:33 pm
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Augusta would have coughed up
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Augusta would have coughed up a few millions to get the movie made here.

specsta
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specsta 08/27/13 - 03:07 pm
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More Mediocrity

The city should be ashamed of itself for letting this multi-million dollar production get away to Mississippi.

This is indicative of the problem in Augusta - no vision. The city should have have had reps from Tourism and Convention meeting constantly with movie producers to strike a deal to shoot the James Brown story here. Brian Grazer should have been flown here to discuss filming possibilities with city officials.

The city should have had a full arsenal of location photos, connections to model and talent agencies, and access to production resources - ready to go.

The city and the GA Film Commission should have offered incentives to shoot the production in Augusta. This city should taken care of business and brought that movie income to Augusta.

But, no.

The city is too busy cutting garbage service and squabbling over "The Patch" to do anything that might bring new business and opportunity to Augusta.

Pops
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Pops 08/27/13 - 08:44 pm
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They were here

Glazer and Mick Jagger. They met with the full county commission and promised them all parts in the movie as extras. Marion Williams demanded a speaking part and they agreed. After listening to him talk awhile they said they had heard enough, changed their minds.......left, never to return.

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Young Fred 08/28/13 - 02:14 am
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I have to agree with specsta

I have to agree with specsta on this one!

We could've had people combing the archives, looking up history, interviewing live witnesses, we've got tape, we've got “scenes”, we've got it all. Heck, it doesn't have to be a “cotton candy” view of his life, it could be a nitty-gritty view. As-long as it captures the genius.

When one looks at the star treatment of the “disturbed” Micheal Jackson, who took “pop” music to its apex; one has to wonder how much farther a star treatment of real music like JB threw down could influence?

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