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Eddie Murphy Talks James Brown Biopic

Submitted by on March 7, 2012 – 10:18 am3 Comments

While promoting his latest film A Thousand Words, Eddie Murphy spoke on the possibility of his portraying James Brown in a biopic about the legendary entertainer’s life. He told BlackTree TV:

“His story is incredible. Imagine how incredible Ray Charles’ story was. What an incredible job he did, and he’s at the piano. James is doing splits and running and Angel Dust and jumping and shooting up tires. James’ story is bananas. James’ story is sex, drugs, rock and roll and what the f*ck.”

Although he’s excited about the project, and Spike Lee has already written a script, the Godfather’s estate hasn’t yet agreed on how his legacy should be handled on the big screen. Eddie said:

“There’s the most incredible script that Spike Lee worked on that’s James Brown. That’s incredible. It has everything in it, but you have to get with the people who have the rights to James’ story. I think it’s like four different people.”

If this biopic comes to fruition, and Eddie plays the part, he most definitely will get that Oscar that he should have gotten for Dreamgirls. Check out Eddie’s interview with BlackTree TV in its entirety below:

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