Film
Chadwick Boseman To Portray James Brown
By Luis Cuevas
Aug 27, 2013 - 1:34:42 PM

HOLLYWOOD—On Monday, August 26, it was announced that actor Chadwick Boseman is set to portray singing legend James Brown. The film will be helmed by director Tate Taylor.

 
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Chadwick Boseman

 

Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are writing the screenplay for the movie, which is set to chronicle Brown’s childhood and follow him through his rise to international stardom. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger and Erica Huggins are attached to produce the picture.

 

Boseman recently portrayed Jackie Robinson in “42.” Taylor grew to fame with his 2011 hit “The Help.” Boseman will next be seen in Ivan Reitman’s sports comedy “Draft Day,” which co-stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.



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