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James Brown

Brian Grazer's dream of making a James Brown biopic seems like it's actually becoming a reality.

Deadline has learned that Grazer is teaming with Mick Jagger to produce a movie about Brown's life. "The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the project based on a script written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.

With those important parts in place, Grazer still needs to find a distributor for the project and an actor who looks and can sing like Brown. The movie will be a co-production between Jagged Films and Imagine Entertainment.


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Keith RichardsJohnny Depp has always credited Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards as one of the prime inspirations for his iconic "Pirates of the Caribbean" alter-ego Captain Jack Sparrow. So it was only fitting that Richards played Sparrow's father, Captain Teague, in 2007's "At World's End." And now, the rumors that Richards would reprise that role in the series' fourth chapter, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," have been confirmed.

The news that Depp and Richards "are currently shooting the series' fourth installment, where Richards reprises his role as Sparrow's father" is nonchalantly mentioned in a Reuters article about the musician's upcoming autobiography "Life," which apparently lays down a whole lotta smack about Richards' Rolling Stones band mate Mick Jagger. Read More...

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