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Spike Lee to Direct Film on James Brown

James Brown may have passed away this week but his friends and fans are making sure that his memory lives on. Spike Lee has just signed on with Paramount Pictures to direct a film about the Godfather of Soul. The project is being developed by super producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind) and will most likely begin shooting in 2008. Brown evidently was working on the project before he died and granted Paramount access to his music rights. James has had a full and fascinating life. We can't wait to see it on the big screen. Until then though, check out our retrospective on the self-proclaimed hardest working man in show business.

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DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
I've also read that he wasn't the nicest person. I won't be seeing this either.
Aggie Aggie 10 years
Sigh. It's all about the money. ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
mar mar 10 years
please do not let Jamie Fox play him
sherale sherale 10 years
I cant wait to see who going to be playing James Brown in the movie. But I agree with JK that they should wait awile before making money off of him.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
The man has not even been buried yet and they are deciding how to make money off him *shakes head*
Starbrite Starbrite 10 years
I am so glad the wifebeater is getting a movie made about him.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
I really respect his music and what he did for the black entertainers in our culture...But from what I have heard, him as a person he was not so nice. Not everyone should be made into a saint.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I prob won't be seeing this.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
JUST LIKE RAY - AS SOON AS HE DIES, HIS FAMILY CASHES IN...KINDA SAD.
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