- Published Aug 29, 2013 in The Scene
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The new James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman is finally a go. All hail the hardest working man in show business. Or at least the actor who's playing him.
James Brown died in 2006. So I guess we should consider it a miracle that Hollywood only took seven years to green-light a movie that will have not a single robot, explosion, car chase or killer meteor.
What it will have is some unbelievably good music. It will also star Chadwick Boseman from this year's Jackie Robinson biopic, '42, a movie that should have been waaaaaaay better than it actually was.
According to Variety, the world's most shining example of hard-hitting journalism, this as yet untitled opus "follows Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in Georgia to becoming a world famous and highly influential R&B musician with a string of hits in the 1960s and ’70s including “Please, Please, Please,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and many others."
The article also quotes the governor of Mississippi as saying that much of the movie will be filmed there. Does anyone else see the irony in that?
In a strange side note, Mick Jagger is one of the producers of this movie. We're hoping his association with Freejack doesn't leak a bucket of suck all over this movie. Really, he's a good musician. An actor, not so much.