A&E Network is preparing the four-part documentary about the iconic artist.
The documentary bears the title of James Brown: Say It Loud and it will be directed by Deborah Riley Draper and will be executive produced by Mick Jagger, Questlove, and Black Thought, among others.
In a statement, Jagger said he was “thrilled” to executive produce the project, saying: “He was a brilliant performer who inspired me from the beginning and was deeply committed to the Civil Rights movement. I have always admired James and learned so much from him.”
Questlove and Black Thought added: “The life of James Brown is significant not only to understand his immense musical impact, which inspires us and other artists to this day but also for the deep and lasting impression he has had on American culture.
“Brown’s life is a crucial and timely story of struggle, redemption, and self-identity and we are honored to have the chance to share it.”
This is not the first Mick Jagger involvement with films centering on the soul and R&B legend. In 2014, the late Chadwick Boseman starred as James Brown for the biopic Get On Up, which Jagger also produced. In the same year, Jagger additionally served as a producer on the HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.