Chris Brown

  1. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up, 2013.   Some talk of Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixoteobsession  as being history’s most cursed film. Others –  like Spike Lee and producer Brian Glazer, Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment partner – vote for the biopic of The Godfather of Soul… James Brown! Glazer kicked off the project in the 1990s. (Quixote dated back to 1988). And went through four Mister Dynamites – Chris Brown, Usher and Spike’s choices Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes – plus numerous musical rights hassles, before Mick Jagger joined the ten producers and  Spike was succeeded by Tate Taylor and  most of his Helpcast. Plus his 42star, Boseman, who two months honing singing and dancing like The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz. Spike was going to use Brown’s voice, but this is no longer the warts-and-all script James Brown had worked on with Spike & Co. But, like Boseman, it is outstanding.

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