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Mick Jagger confirms involvement in James Brown biopic
Oct. 23, 2012, 8:39 AM EST
Rocker Mick Jagger has confirmed reports that he is to
produce a James Brown biopic, saying he is honored to be
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The Rolling Stones frontman has joined forces with
scriptwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, and Imagine
Entertainment's Brian Grazer, who is also in negotiations with "The Help"
director Tate Taylor. The film will be a co-production between Imagine and
Jagger's company Jagged Films, and producers are now looking for an actor to
take the lead role as the Godfather of Soul.
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Jagger tells Deadline.com, "It's a great honor to be involved with a project
as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown. He was a mesmerizng performer
with a fascinating life."