Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?

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Chadwick Boseman

March 25, 2014

Jumping from Jackie Robinson to James Brown, 42 star Chadwick Boseman is making a name for himself by taking on other people's famous names. The young actor has been chosen by Universal Pictures to portray legendary musician James Brown in an upcoming biopic that chronicles the artist's life as he steadily gains fame and becomes the iconic Godfather of Soul, Variety reports.

The film is being helmed by director Tate Taylor, who also brought us the critically acclaimed film The Help.

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