And then the Godfather of Soul threatened to beat up Bill Murray
Many years before Dan Aykroyd co-starred in James Brown biopic “Get on Up,” the former “SNL” funnyman helped the Godfather of Soul get a killer deal on a Mercedes rental car.
Aykroyd guested on Friday’s “Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he performed Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy” with Bobby Rush. After the man behind Elwood Blues threw down some soul, he shared a story about Brown that the Chadwick Boseman-starring film probably won’t cover.
Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Brown once found themselves at the same Budget Rent a Car, and Brown didn’t want to pony up $54 a day for a Mercedes that his wife wanted. Aykroyd helped negotiate the manager of the lot down to a daily $40 rate.
And then Murray and Brown almost got into a fight, it sounds like.
“Get On Up” hits theaters on Aug. 1.
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