Rick James is officially getting the Hollywood treatment.
It has been revealed that Hollywood is gearing up to make a movie about the legendary singer, who passed at the age of 56, is in the works. Read on for more details…
CelebNMovies247.com has received word that the Rick James movie is currently in pre-production.
Here is the following news about the legendary singers upcoming biopic, the Rick James Movie.
Fans of the legendary musician have been wanting to see his story on the big screen for years and it appears it may actually be happening now. No cast or director has been announced, but this could end up being one of the biggest music biopics of all time, possibly even putting Bohemian Rhapsody.
James biopic will be very interesting since he went through many stages of his career before breaking out as the legendary Rick James that everyone loved. Not to mention his antics will also be a very intereting part of the movie as long as they stay true to the ugly side of his career and NOT make this a fluff biopic.
The Rick James biopic is currently in the pre-production stage and more news is expected to drop soon.
Rick James History:
James started his musical career as a teen in New York when he dodged the draft in the early 1960s and fled to Canada. There, he started a band with another unknown musician at the time, Neil Young. Together, they formed the Mynah Birds and signed to Motown, recording and playing shows until James was arrested in the United States for dodging the draft. He spent one year in prison and then started all over again in California.
Rick James, aka James Ambrose Johnson Jr., played in a variety of different funk and rock bands throughout the rest of the 1960s and early 1970s, taking on production gigs at the same time. After returning to New York, James formed the Stone City Band and signed to the Motown label Gordy, quickly gaining national attention after the release of hit singles “Mary Jane” and “You & I” in 1978. However, it was his 1981 album Street Songs which turned James into a superstar with hit songs “Give it to me Baby” and “Super Freak.”
James’s mainstream success had peaked by the release of his album Glow in 1985 and his appearance on the popular TV show, The A-Team. James’s subsequent releases failed to sell as well as their predecessors. Rapper MC Hammer sampled James’s “Super Freak” for his 1990 hit, “U Can’t Touch This”, and James became the 1991 recipient of a Best R&B Song Grammy for composing the song. James’s career was hampered by his drug addiction by the early 1990s.
In 1993, James was convicted for two separate instances of kidnapping and torturing two different women while under the influence of crack cocaine, resulting in a three-year sentence at Folsom State Prison. James was released on parole in 1996 and released the album, Urban Rapsody, in 1997. James’s health problems halted his career again after a mild stroke during a concert in 1998 and he announced a semi-retirement.
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