James Brown’s Death Gives Momentum to His Biopic

Oh “Walk The Line” and “Ray.” As much as you are both great films in your own right, now every time a unique musical figure passes away, everybody remotely connected to that individual’s biopic hustles to get shit rolling, all in the name of getting their Oscar buzz on. Page Six of the New York Post reports:

THE biopic of James Brown we told you about a few weeks ago is picking up steam now that the Godfather of Soul is dead. Page Six reported that Usher was a favorite for the lead based on his singing and dancing in “Chicago.” Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas wants to play one of Brown’s wives. Yesterday, Variety reported that Spike Lee has signed on to direct the movie about Brown’s life, which was optioned by Brian Grazer of Imagine Films and Paramount.

I shouldn’t front and act like I’m not excited that Spike Lee has signed on to the project, cause I am, because if anyone can turn my distaste for Usher and Fergie around, it might just be him. Otherwise, I consider them to be the grapefruit in my fruit salad–a distasteful little addition to an otherwise perfectly nice idea.

GOT MOMENTUM [Page Six | New York Post]

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