‘42’ star Boseman cast in James Brown biopic
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 lists Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer among the producers.
The project has been in development for years. It’s set to finally begin shooting this fall in Mississippi.