James Brown Biopic in the Works: Get on Up!

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We have a problem! There's a guy who hasn't had a movie made about him yet! That guy is Godfather of Soul James Brown. And that problem is soon to be remedied.

Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger are producing a biopic of the iconic funk singer, with Tate Taylor in talks to direct. Taylor is best known for directing last year's Oscar-buzzy film The Help.

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Brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth will write the script, which chronicles Brown's life from childhood through international stardom. The biggest piece that's still missing is a lead actor.

Who do you think should play James Brown? Let us know in the comments section!

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There are 2 reallyt strong actors that can handle that come to mind right off the get go, Andre Braugher or Cuba gooding Jr. Both of these gentlemen have all that it takes to pour themselves into any character and do it great, Oscar worthy. You can't lose either way.

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There are 2 reallyt strong actors that can handle that come to mind right off the get go, Andre Braugher or Cuba gooding Jr. Both of these gentlemen have all that it takes to pour themselves into any character and do it great, Oscar worthy. You can't lose either way.

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