A Rick James Biopic is reportedly in the works according to several reports.

According to Jasmine Brand, the movie is in pre-production and there are not many other details being offered up. 

Rick James, was a popular performer in the late 1970s. James started singing on the street corners of his home town Buffalo at a young age. His breakthrough song, "You and I" on the album Come Get It! was the first of a long string of hits. 

In 1977, James left Los Angeles to return to Motown and start a solo career. His debut album Come and Get It!, including the singles "You and I" and "Mary Jane," catapulted him to stardom. Famous for his wild brand of danceable funk music and his trademark braids, James was often referred to as The King of Punk-Funk. Two 1979 albums, Fire It Up and Bustin' Out of L Seven were also popular. His biggest hit, the Grammy-nominated "Super Freak," was released in 1981 on the album Street Songs, which included other popular singles like "Give It to Me Baby," "Fire and Desire" and "Ghetto Life." Subsequent hits included "Teardrops," "Cold Blooded" and "Glow."

James battled with drug issues towards the latter part of his career.