But Snipes will not be singing in the Godfather Of Soul biopic
Wesley Snipes on track to play James Brown in a movie about his life, says director Spike Lee.
Lee revealed at the Sundance Film Festival that the project is “going to happen”, but that Snipes will not be singing in the flick.
Lee bought the movie’s rights with Paramount Pictures following the death of Brown on Christmas Day 2006, and Snipes has been linked to the role since 2007.
Meanwhile, Snipes is currently appealing a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
–By our New York staff.