Eddie Murphy to play James Brown in Biopic?

Published: 2007-01-31
Before James Brown passed on this past Christmas, he had spoken with Eddie Murphy asking him to play James Brown if they ever did a film about his life. Murphy just received a Screen Actor's Guild Award for a role in the new film Dreamgirls where elements of James Brown's character were shown with great talent.

Spike Lee will be auditioning for his upcoming biopic titled simply James Brown shortly, and Murphy sounds likely to be in the running for the lead.

Murphy told the press, "I said, 'James, if I do [play] you, people will be laughing.' (He said) 'They ain't gonna laugh if you don't try to be funny.'"

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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