"42" Star To Play Singer James Brown

By Garth Franklin Monday August 26th 2013 11:26PM

Chadwick Boseman ("42") has been cast as musical icon James Brown in Tate Taylor's biopic of the man at Universal Pictures and Jagged Films.

The story charts a young boy's rise from extreme poverty and violence to become The Godfather Of Soul, one of the most influential black artists in history whose career spanned six decades.

Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth penned the script.

Source: Deadline