Taylor, Grazer Plan James Brown Biopic

“The Help” director Tate Taylor is in negotiations to direct the untitled James Brown biopic setup at Imagine Entertainment and Jagged Films says Deadline.

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.

The project is currently seeking an actor to play Brown. Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (“Fair Game”) penned the script while Mick Jagger, Brian Grazer, Victoria Pearman and Erica Huggins will produce.