A James Brown biopic is finally happening sometime…soon.
With none other than super producer Brian Grazer (“Apollo 13,” “8 Mile,” “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Mick Jagger at the helm, the project, which has been in limbo since the late ‘90s, is set to begin casting…soon.
In a new interview in Rolling Stone, Deana Brown-Thomas, one of Brown’s seven children, says her father was “intrigued but wary” of a movie based on his life, since it would inevitably spotlight the unsavory moments. But after years of legal wrangling over Brown’s property and finances after his death in 2006, an agreement to proceed with the project has been reached.
Some excerpts from Grazer in the Q&A:
By Melissa Ruggieri, The Music Scene