Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown

Variety reports that 42 star Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the legendary James Brown in the long awaited biopic that has finally been given the green light. Producer Brian Grazer has been trying to get it off the ground for years and the project finally picked up steam when Tate Taylor (The Help), came on board to direct. It sounds like a traditional biopic that's going to follow the singer from poverty in Georgia to stardom in the 60's and 70's, but presumably Boseman's going to be doing some serious performing in this movie, as you can see below (I wonder if his voice will be dubbed).

Here's the Godfather of Soul in 1966 singing one of my favorite songs: