March 23, 2017  

James Brown Biopic Finds Its Director

December 31, 2006 (11:02 am) GMT
Spike Lee has signed on to direct "Godfather of Soul" biopic.

The "Godfather of Soul" will rise again - on screen - this time the feature film will be directed by Spike Lee, the "" director. Produced by Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, the movie could be production by late 2007.

''It's an authorized biography done with the cooperation of Mr. Brown before his passing,'' Paramount spokeswoman Nancy Kirkpatrick said without further comment to Variety.

The script was originally penned by Steve Baigelman but later rewritten by Jez and John Henry Butterworth.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. John Legend Expresses His Anger and Hope in 'In America'
  2. Ryan Gosling Explains His Giggle During Oscar Fiasco
  3. Report: Kevin Hart's Wife Eniko Pregnant With Their First Child
  4. 'Avengers: Infinity War' Starts Filming in Scotland, Set Photos and Video Arrive
  5. 'Orphan Black' Unveils First Photos and Details of Final Season
  6. Hailey Baldwin Fuels Cameron Dallas Dating Rumors as They're Spotted Grabbing Lunch Together
  7. Donald Trump and Wife Melania Reportedly Sleep in Separate Bedrooms and Never Spend a Night Together
  8. Iggy Azalea Is Twerking in Sneak Peek of 'Mo Bounce' Music Video