Remembering the Godfather of Soul through his daughters
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:14:27 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Itâ??s been nearly seven years since James Brown, â??The GodFather of Soulâ?? passed away.
His style and voice forever changed the music industry.
Now the world can remember the legendary musician through an upcoming biopic.
â??'When Dad was on tour he would call me like at 1, 2 in the morning from Russia, China anywhere and he'd be so amazed and say baby girl let me tell you what they did tonight. We had thousands hundreds of thousands. He loved to talk because he had all that energy,â?? says Deanna Brown-Thomas, Daughter of James Brown.
South Carolinaâ??s own Chadwick Boseman, who stared as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, will become the Godfather for the upcoming biopic of the late James Brown.
His daughter says this movie will be very important to his fans and upcoming musicians.
"Knowing how important he is to the music industry and knowing how he shaped music and just totally changed the way we listen to music and hear music, I think thatâ??s very important, Dr. Yamma Brown, Daughter of James Brown.
Deanna says her father was approached before he died about a movie being made about him.
She says her father was concerned about the way heâ??d be portrayed because of mistakes and issues in his life.
The untitled film will be directed by, Tate Taylor.
Taylor directed the Oscar nominated film, The Help.
According to the Brown Daughtersâ??, Deanna & Yamma, Mick Jagger & Brian Grazer are helping with the film.
Although James Brown was born in Snelling, South Carolina and was raised in Augusta, GA, filming will be done in Mississippi.
"Mick Jagger Entertainment & Bryan Grazer from Imagine Entertainment have put up about $30 million to make this happen and Universal Studios has green lighted the film. Mississippi gave alot of incentives for the film to come alot of incentives up to $10 million that they could get in different areas and thatâ??s the type of thing that the South Carolina Film Commission, Georgia Film Commission would have to offer. Some type of good incentives because the bottom line is the bottom line to be able to make the film,â?? says Brown-Thomas.
We reached out to the South Carolina Film Commission about the film being shot in South Carolina.
â??We were not approached about this film. Often a film chooses a location by the time they make their first public announcement. South Carolina incentives are similar to Mississippiâ??s and competitive,â?? says Marion Edmonds, Director of Communications for South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
The Brown Daughter's say they look forward to this movie being a good one.