It’s confirmed, actor Chadwick Boseman will play James Brown in the biopic of the Godfather of Soul.
In the film directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor, Boseman will portray the soul singer in the film which will chronicle his journey to fame, from poverty in Augusta Ga, to becoming one of the founding fathers of funk.
Boseman wowed critics and fans world wide after he portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42.
During a sit down interview with Boseman about the Jackie Robinson biopic, the actor shared how he prepared to play such an icon. “I read books, watched documentaries. I had to be a detective to a certain degree to kind of find out who he was, and how was this type of person able to make it through,” he shared.
Filming for the James Brown biopic will start this Fall in Mississippi.