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Lennie James Books James Brown Biopic Role; Independent DVD Review Applauds Low Winter Sun

lws-s1-joe-portrait-325This week, Lennie James books a role in an upcoming James Brown biopic, while The Independent’s DVD review praises Low Winter Sun. Plus, Mark Strong speaks with The Scotsman and Independent Online. Read on for more:

Lennie James is set to play James Brown’s father in Get on Up, a biopic of the musician that will be directed by Tate Taylor, according to Variety.

The Independent’s DVD and Blu-ray review calls the U.S. version of Low Winter Sun “polished” and thinks “it’s the seemingly lawless Detroit setting that compels most.”

Mark Strong tells The Scotsman about his approach to playing Frank: “I didn’t want to play him as a hard-bitten Detroit cop, I wanted to play him as a flawed individual.”

Talking to South Africa’s Independent Online, Mark Strong characterizes Frank’s situation as “morally speaking, it’s automatically dubious. He’s a good guy, but he’s killed somebody.”

• Catch a trailer for Mindscape, a film starring Mark Strong, at SciFiNow.

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