Actor Chadwick Boseman added his name to Hollywood’s list of top up-and-comers when he starred in his breakthrough role as Jackie Robinson in the spring 2013 biopic, 42. Now, the Howard University alumnus has been tapped to star as yet another famous icon–the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown–in an upcoming biopic.

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment recently greenlit the project and selected Boseman to star as the legendary musician.  Tate Taylor, the writer and director responsible for 2011’s The Help, will be at the helm.  The majority of the film will reportedly be shot in Mississippi, according to the state’s governor, Phil Bryant.

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