James Brown fans have reason to rejoice!
Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role in the recent Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, has been chosen to don bedazzled jump-suits and shimmy-slide around stage in the upcoming James Brown flick.
Tate Taylor (The Help) will direct the film and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) will produce.
The film will follow the superstar from poverty to prosperity throughout the '60s and '70s as he busts out iconic hit after hit and leaves his raw soul stamp on the music industry. Many modern musicians cite James Brown as a major influence in their careers, so it will be interesting to see how the team handles the soul-king's legacy.
Hopefully they can mix it up so it isn't just another formulaic biopic rehash.