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Spike Lee: 'James Brown biopic will go ahead'

Spike Lee has spoken about his planned James Brown biopic, insisting it will go ahead.

Lee told MTV News that Wesley Snipes will play the late soul singer.

“We’re doing it together,” Lee says. “It’s going to happen. He’s my man.”

Lee adds that Snipes will not sing in the film, saying: “I want to hear James Brown’s voice. That’s just my personal taste. I know Joaquin in Walk The Line did some of the singing. I’m a purist.”

Lee started planning the Brown biopic in 2007, after acquiring the rights with Paramount Pictures.

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