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 …
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info