Mick Jagger will be co-producing a biopic on James Brown with Brian Grazer. The Help‘s Tate Taylor is is talks to direct, according to Deadline. Jagger is thrilled to be joining Grazer on his passion project, which also involved the late Brown before his death in 2006. Via Rolling Stone:
“It’s a great honor to be involved with a project as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown,” said Jagger. “He was a mesmerizing performer with a fascinating life.”
Brown’s widow, Tommie Rae Brown, can’t imagine two better people to be heading the project…
“I am deeply honored that Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer, two of my husband James Brown’s favorite people, have entered into a partnership to bring his inspirational story to the big screen,” she said.