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"42" Star Chadwick Boseman to Play James Brown in Biopic

Posted: August 27th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"42" Star Chadwick Boseman to Play James Brown in BiopicSubmit Comment
Chadwick Boseman, who delivered a great performance as Jackie Robinson in "42," has signed on to portray James Brown in an upcoming untitled biopic. Tate Taylor (The Help) is directing.

Brown is best known for his songs "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)." During an amazing career, the singer also battled drug addiction, faced financial ruin several times and was arrested for domestic violence.

Producer Brian Grazer has been working on the biopic since 2001 when Eddie Murphy was attached to star. Later when Spike Lee was in talks to direct, the helmer wanted Wesley Snipes to play Brown.

Source: THR


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M. Bullitt writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 8:07:40 AM

Eddie Murphy would've been much more interesting since he knows how to impersonate him quite well.
Tanman32123 writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 8:24:01 AM

I loved this guy in 42. Great movie
Deaft0ne writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 9:53:55 AM

A BLACK MAN IN WHITE BASEBALL
Avirex writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 10:21:25 AM

Well, at least the choice isn't bizarre like Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone or corny like Will Smith as Ali.
i124q writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 11:02:11 AM

I saw James Brown play live at a Real Ale & Jazz festival years ago here in England. He was as good as I expected. Anyhow, I look forward to a biopic about him.
drewsmit24 writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 12:03:11 PM

brilliant boseman resume is rising exponentially
BlackDynamite writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 1:47:57 PM

I could see this guy playing Black Panther.
PORN-FLY writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 4:24:10 PM

good choice
JBs da man
i hope the movie goes into everything and not just a giant stroke fest

Im tired of seeing the same tired black actors in every role
minkowski writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 5:40:11 PM

Christ. They're letting black people play baseball now? Next thing you know they'll want to ride in the front of the bus too.
minkowski writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 5:41:22 PM

"Brown is best known for his songs "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag""


Yeah, that was great in Face/Off, but it doesn't really a deserve an entire movie...
Tanman32123 writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 7:53:36 PM

I'm with Mink here, What's next? The right to vote!?!??
minkowski writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 8:17:31 PM

Dunno, but I draw the line when they demand to eat at the same lunch counter.
PORN-FLY writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 8:32:54 PM

they have to learn how to pronounce Maury, first
Stapes writes:
on August 27th, 2013 at 8:44:39 PM

I'm totally down with a Brown biopic, so long as it includes a scene where a cracked out Brown chases patrons down the street with a shotgun for using the restroom in a building he owned.

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