Mick Jagger has been cast in the new James Brown biopic called Get On Up.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting exclusively that Nick Eversman of CW’s Tomorrow People will star as the Rolling Stones frontman.
Mick Jagger is producing the film with Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, and Victoria Pearman for Universal and Imagine.
The biopic centers on James Brown and his rise to fame after living in extreme poverty while growing up. He has been dubbed “The Godfather of Soul.”
Brown is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in history, but his life took a strange turn after he allegedly started abusing drugs.
THR also gives us some insights on the effort Eversman made to win the much sought after role. He reportedly auditioned and sent a side-by-side photo so producers could see just how much he resembles Mick Jagger.
Eversman sent in a recording he did for HBO’s TV movie Cinema Verite in which he sang the Stones’ classic tune “Time Is on My Side.”
The film is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and also stars Viola Davis (Prisoners), Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters), Octavia Spencer (Break A Hip, Mom), and Craig Robinson (This Is The End).
The story at one point calls for a young Brown to engage with a young Jagger at a concert where Brown becomes enraged, according to THR.
The movie is currently filming in Atlanta. Nick Eversman joins the production from NBC’s Missing(starring Ashley Judd) and he also appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in Fox’s drama Wild.
Nick Eversman interpretará a Mick Jagger en “Get On Up” http://t.co/67SNO9ABVi pic.twitter.com/W0JlXuzaNc
— Entrada Numerada (@EntradaNumerada) November 20, 2013
Mick Jagger, who is now 70-years-old, is one of the most prolific and recognizable names in the music industry. His Rolling Stones are still touring the world as they did during the 60s.
In 2013, the Stones embarked on what is expected to be their last tour, although nothing can be written off when it comes to the legendary band.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, 69, Charlie Watts 72, and Ronnie Wood, 66 have added additional dates to their 50 and Counting World Tour with a visit to Australia in 2014, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Can’t wait to be back in Australia after all this time & what a buzz to be the first to play at the Adelaide Oval! #StonesAdelaide
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 20, 2013
Do you think Nick Eversman is a good choice to play Mick Jagger?