SOUTH CAROLINA: The life and music career of soul singer James Brown is to be brought to the big screen in a biopic produced by Mick Jagger. The film will be directed by Tate Taylor, known for his Oscar-winning adaptation of The Help in 2011. Brown will be played by US actor Chadwick Boseman who portrayed the history-making baseball player Jackie Robinson in the upcoming film 42. Taylor said of ‘the Godfather of Soul’: “Those are big shoes to fill.” The Brown biopic has been in development for years, with various actors and directors attached. The as-yet titled film is due to begin shooting in the US this year.–BBC