1. carmy_jay says

    I say
    Actor either Kevin Hart or Martin Lawrence
    Director is definitely Spike Lee
    Just saw this movie the other day.

  2. mugofmead111 says

    Actor: Eddie Murphy (He spoofed the Godfather of Soul on Saturday Night Live. Plus he can actually sing so he could have done his own vocals for the movie.)

    Director: Spike Lee

    The movie starts filming this week. Both Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee were rumored to be attached to the project at one point…but not now!

    • ToadKisser says

      Cuba Gooding Jr. couldn’t realistically be described as being “left out” of his own kid’s science project.

  3. whowassheilahgraham says

    Director: Spike Lee. He made the movie •Do the Right Thing” and was the original director for the project. He also wrote a script.
    Actor: Eddie Murphy. He was scheduled to play James Brown before the role went to Boseman. BI says the actor doesn’t think it’s a laughing matter – Murphy’s primarily known for comedy.

  4. ToadKisser says

    I’d just like to say that, although they’re both extraordinarily talented, a James Brown movie directed by Spike Lee and starring Eddie Murphy sounds like an insufferable, overblown train wreck.

    • mugofmead111 says

      A more fitting question would be can Eddie Murphy play it straight?! I’m assuming the James Brown story would not be a comedy.