James Brown hasn’t even been buried and a biopic of his life is already in the works. Spike Lee will direct a feature film based on his life for a 2008 release. A script was already in the works, but put on fastrack ever since his death. Spike Lee will do a rewrite of the current script. Before his death James met with the screenwriters and was an active part in the film.
Producer Brian Grazer said, “Like everybody, I was surprised and saddened that James Brown died. Having known him well, and after spending lots of time with him and researching his life, it’s somehow not surprising that he died on Christmas Day. He was the ultimate showman, all the way to the end.”
More importantly who is going to play James Brown? Probably someone boring like Jamie Foxx or Usher…but I’m thinking Fantasia. This could be the role of a lifetime for her! I mean she kind of looks like him!