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Davis is set to play Brown’s mother Susie, who gave birth to the R&B legend when she was just 16 years old. Spencer will play Brown’s Aunt Honey, who he viewed like a second mother.
Davis won a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in The Help, and Spencer went home with the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the same film.
Sources say production for the biopic will begin in Mississippi in November.
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