A film is set to be made about the life of James Brown, who died on Christmas Day aged 73.

Spike Lee will direct the Movie with Brown having approved the use of his music on the soundtrack.

A public funeral will be held for Brown in Georgia this weekend, with his body currently lying in state at New York's Apollo Theatre, the venue where 'James Brown Live at the Apollo' was recorded. It was released in 1961, and is regarded as one of the greatest ever live albums.

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