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James Brown has a brand new documentary series from Mick Jagger and Questlove for A&E

Mick Jagger and quest love are producing a four-part documentary series about the “I Got You (I Feel Good)” star James Brown for A&E.

Wired network ordered James Brown: Say it Loud (w/t), made by The Legacy of Black Wall Street director Deborah Riley Draper.

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This is the latest doc on the godfather of soul after Alex Gibney directing Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown for HBO in 2014. Jagger was a producer on that project.

James Brown: Say it Loud is slated for release in 2023, marking what would have been Brown’s 90th birthday. It will explore Brown’s legacy with interviews with friends, family, collaborators and proteges as well as his beloved catalog of music and includes never-before-seen archival footage.

It will trace his life from a seventh-grade dropout arrested for armed robbery in the Jim Crow-era south to an entertainment legend.

It is produced by Inaudible Films, which produced Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown and is working on documentaries about Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Lee Lewis, in association with Polygram Entertainment.

Draper is directing, Peter Afterman is executive producing for Inaudible Films with producer Sarah Haber, Jagger and Victoria Pearman are producing for Jagged Films, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – who directed an Oscar-nominated documentary The summer of the soul — Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee and Zarah Zohlman produce for Two One Five Entertainment and David Blackman produces for Polygram Entertainment.

A&E Network’s Charlie Cohen and Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson are also producing, while Madeline Post and Robert Komadina are co-producing.

“I am thrilled to produce the four-part documentary series with A&E delving into the fascinating life of James Brown,” Jagger said. “He was a brilliant performer who inspired me from the start and who was deeply committed to the civil rights movement. I have always admired James and learned a lot from him. I look forward to bringing this to life. series.

Says Thompson and Trotter: “The life of James Brown is significant not only for understanding his immense musical impact, which inspires us and other artists to this day, but also for the deep and lasting impression he had on American culture. Brown’s life is a pivotal and timely story of struggle, redemption and personal identity and we are honored to have the chance to share it.

Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer for A&E added, “A&E has a long tradition as a home to bold, insightful, and engaging storytelling that pushes boundaries and brings viewers deeper into lives and experiences. worlds they thought they knew. We are honored… to continue this tradition with James Brown: Say it Loud to offer audiences an in-depth look, not only at the extraordinary life of the Godfather of Soul, but also at his immeasurable influence as a cultural force in American society.

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