Chadwick Boseman to star as James Brown in biopic

Chadwick Boseman attends the special screening of '42' at AMC Barrywoods on April 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Chadwick Boseman attends the special screening of '42' at AMC Barrywoods on April 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

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.”

Rock music legend Mick Jagger, a contemporary of Brown’s, will be a producer on the project and is releasing the film under his Jagger Films banner.

“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.