Chadwick Boseman Cast To Play James Brown In Biopic, Guess Who Else Is Up For Parts

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August 27, 2013 ‐ By
James Brown Biopic

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The James Brown biopic is happening and Universal Pictures has found the man they want to play the “Godfather of Soul.” According to Deadline, Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in “42,” will be taking on the lead role in this film.

The biopic is to be directed by “The Help’s” Tate Taylor, so it should be no surprise that Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer’s names are being thrown into the mix for this movie as well. According to The Wrap, Taylor wants to reunite the Academy Award nominees along with Nelsan Ellis, who played Henry the Waiter in “The Help,” in supporting roles for the biopic.

Though details are slim on this long-overdue project, The Wrap did mention that in the biopic, “Boseman will portray Brown over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon.” Much of the filming is to take place in Mississippi, but there’s no word yet on who else might show up in the flick as of now. The Wrap notes that so far no offers have been made yet to “The Help” trio and their representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

What do you think about Chadwick Boseman portraying James Brown?

 

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  • scandalous7

    Viola Davis should have been had an Oscar….just felt i needed to say that.

  • Miss_Understood

    Although I can’t picture him playing James Press n’ Curl Brown, I fell in love with this man in 42, I love his broad shoulders…that photo does him no justice

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