By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
The Rolling Stones may be taking a break from touring right now, but that doesn’t mean Mick Jagger is slowing down!
The iconic rocker has announced that he will be producing a new film that’s based on the life of the legendary James Brown.
According to an official press release on MickJagger.com, the singer’s production company, Jagged Films, along with Imagine Entertainment and Brian Grazer will be handling the untitled-biopic, with Tate Taylor (The Help) on board to direct and actor Chadwick Boseman (“Jackie Robinson” in 42) portraying Brown.
“It’s a great honour to be involved with a project as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown,” stated Mick Jagger on his official website. “He was a mesmerizing performer with a fascinating life.”
Tommie Rae Brown, wife of the late singer, added, “I am deeply honoured that Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer, two of my husband James Brown’s favourite people, have entered into a partnership to bring his inspirational story to the big screen.”
Mick Jagger’s website offers up the following description of the film:
“The unforgettable story of James Brown – Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business – A man possessed with unstoppable drive and boundless originality. Musical genius, business visionary, political icon. Across six decades and countless genres (many of which he invented), the story charts a young boy’s incredible rise from extreme poverty and violence to become the most influential black artist in history.”
Additionally, rumor has it that Jagger, who’s appeared in several films throughout his long career, will also make an appearance in the movie.
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