The Godfather of Soul left us in 2006. Since then, Director Spike Lee was signed on as the visionary leader of a James Brown Film by Brian Grazer who is the co-founder of Image Entertainment, a multi-billion dollar film production company. Lee was able to cast Eddie Murphy in the movie to play James Brown. Now because of unspecified reasons, Spike has been fired and a White film producer with far less experience has replaced him.
We might cry racism, but at the end of the day according to both of the director’s experiences, Spike has the upper hand and a bigger Resume of Hit Movies and has worked with the best!!! The big question is will Eddie stay on board. He took the role because he was so enlightened by Spike Lee’s script.