According to @Shadow_act a Rick James bio-pic is in the works, and will document the life of James and his brother/former manager LeRoi Johnson.
The project is still in development, but plans on filming as soon as 2021.
The 7 part miniseries entitled “Brother’s Keeper” will be seen through the vision of filmmaker Addison Henderson, who is teaming up with Johnson to tell the real story before the fame in the Buffalo projects, all the way to superstardom.
“Growing up, [Rick James and LeRoi Johnson] could not have taken more different paths. Rick became a celebrated singer-songwriter, musician, and producer best known for hit songs “Super Freak” and “Mary Jane.” [While] LeRoi, a Georgetown Law graduate, pursued a legal career and worked his way up the political ladder in Washington, DC.