To give you an idea of how long Brian Grazer's James Brown biopic has been in the works, let's just say that development began when Brown himself was still around to give input. It seems like the big steps are finally being taken, however, as the collaboration between Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and Mick Jagger's Jagged Entertainment is in negotiations for a director and already has a writing team onboard.
Producer duties will be divided between Mick Jagger, Brian Grazer, Victoria Pearman and Erica Huggins, who are in talks with The Help's Tate Taylor to take the directing chair. The film's screenplay will be written by brotherly duo Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, best known in movie circles for Doug Liman's 2010 film Fair Game.
According to Deadline there are no candidates lined up for the lead role, or at least none that the producers are ready to talk about. Better start narrowing the pool of potential choices down to those actors capable of pulling off these dance moves.