Chadwick Boseman, hot off his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the hit film 42, is set to play another major black icon on the big screen — James Brown.
According to Variety, he will be taking on the part of the Godfather of Soul in an upcoming biopic to be director by The Help‘s Tate Taylor.
The film will reportedly cover “Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in Georgia to becoming a world famous and highly influential R&B musician.”
“We’re going to have to test lots of actors and be determined to pick the right one,” jagger’s co-producer Brian Grazer said in an interview earlier this year with Rolling Stone.
Audiences will have to wait and see if they found the right man to fill the “I Feel Good” singer’s shoes.