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'42' Star Chadwick Boseman To Play James Brown In Biopic From 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2013 9:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
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While he's been working as an actor for the past decade, Chadwick Boseman finally hit a triple if not homerun this past spring. Leading the hit "42," the actor shone as Jackie Robinson, the ballplayer who smashed the color barrier and became a national hero. And now, Boseman is getting ready to take on another icon, none other than the Godfather Of Soul.

Melissa McCarthy & Paul Feig Project Titled 'Dumb Jock' & Talks New Project 'Tammy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 6:29 AM
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Also Writing Dark Comedy With 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor; Jon Hamm Says He Doubts Kristen Wiig Will Want To Do 'Bridesmaids 2'So just how scorching is the heat on Melissa McCarthy right now after her breakout turn earlier this year in "Bridesmaids"? Well, after taking the statue for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for "Mike & Molly" (a show wholly undeserving of her talents) at the Emmy's talk pretty much immediately began for an Oscar run for the actress. And while we'll believe it when we see it, that's just an indication of how universally beloved in a span of about four or five months. And Hollywood isn't wasting any time in making sure she has gigs lined up for her next hiatus from the CBS sitcom. "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig and Judd Apatow are already developing a movie for her which may star Jon Hamm and she's got "ID Theft" lined up with Jason Bateman. And Judd Apatow also gave her a part in his forthcoming "This Is Forty." But believe it or not, that's not all.

'The Help' Director Tate Taylor Set to Head Back in Time Once Again With 'Peace Like A River'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 17, 2011 4:43 AM
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"The Help" has proven itself to be a big hit by all accounts this weekend. One of our writers seemed to be quite entertained by it, critics in general loved it, and according to the box office receipts and Cinemascore, audiences did as well. So it goes without saying that this late summer surprise is going to look good on the resumes of both cast and director alike. And it looks like Hollywood has spent no time at all lining up helmer Tate Taylor's next job.

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