Looks like Spike Lee has gotten the pink slip from the producer of the upcoming James Brown biopic.

Spike Lee will no longer be the writer and director of the highly anticipated James Brown bio-pic. The famed director was fired by producer Brian Grazer who originally hired Lee for the film shortly after Brown’s death in 2006.

Eddie Murphy, who was cast by Lee to play Brown, once told BlackTree TV that the script was a “great, great piece.”

However, Glazer decided to fire Lee and hired Tate Taylor. Taylor was the director of the film The Help.

Read more at Rolling Out.

There’s no word about whether or not Murphy will still star in the movie. We have to wonder if putting the director of The Help in charge is a bad omen.

Will you (still) see the Brown biopic?

Do you think Spike Lee was the best choice for the job?

Who would you have direct the film?

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