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The Help's Tate Taylor involved in movie about James Brown's life, set for Natchez

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Jackson native Tate Taylor, who made the movie The Help, is ready to make another movie in Mississippi, and it will be made in Natchez.

In a Huffington Post story, it was reported that Taylor is set to begin work on a movie about James Brown’s life…

Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, Tate Taylor, to helm the long-awaited James Brown bio-flick.

In addition to co-producing the film alongside legendary musician Mick Jagger,Grazer recently revealed to Rolling Stone that despite owning the rights for over a decade, the production crew is set to begin casting soon. And while Wesley Snipes and Eddie Murphy were both mentioned in the past to possibly land the leading role, Grazer admitted that they’re still in the early stages of choosing the right actor.

In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi.

The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum.

The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes an upcoming major-movie project will be centered around Natchez.

The Natchez Democrat has reported that Taylor will indeed make the movie in Natchez …







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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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  1. Mr. Taylor, Enjoyed The Help and will look forward to the James Brown project. I wish you would think about doing something on the 1963 MSU basketball team that defied long standing “unwritten rules” to play in the NCAA bb tourney. I grew up in Central Ms. and followed this historic series of events. The book by Kyle Veazey ‘Champions for Change’ tells the story. It would be a good one especially in a regional market. Three of the starters on that team have died with Leland Mitchell of Starkville being the most recent. When Leland died July 6 during the 50th anniversary of the famous game, the story broke nationwide.
    Please consider this down the road. I know you are busy, but give me a response if possible. K. Holland, Gulfport and Eupora, Ms.

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