Mick Jagger's Jagged Films is producing the upcoming biopic on the "The Godfather Of Soul," the late-James Brown. The Telegraphreported that the film will be directed by Tate Taylor, best known for the Oscar Award-winning 2011 civil rights-based drama, The Help. Taylor is hoping to draw from The Help cast for the new movie, which will star Chadwick Boseman who is from Anderson, best known for his turn as Jackie Robinson in the recent, 42, to portray Brown over the course of his life.
The film, which will be shot in Mississippi, will feature Jagger in an unspecified role. Jagger, Keith Richards, and Little Richard figure in to the story and will be played by still-to-be cast actors. No start date has been announced for the production