There’s been talk for some time now of a James Brown biopic, but the project just got a little more exciting. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has announced that he’ll join Academy Award winner Brian Grazer as a producer. Grazer was originally planning the film years back with Brown himself, but things were postponed when Brown passed away in 2006.
The still untitled film will be written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game) and Tate Taylor (The Help) is in talks to direct. There’s still no word of when the biopic might begin production or just who will portray the Godfather of Soul. Brown’s widow, Tommie Rae Brown, said of the project, “I am deeply honored that Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer, two of my husband James Brown’s favorite people, have entered into a partnership to bring his inspirational story to the big screen.” [NME]