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James Brown Biopic Now has a Title and a Release Date!


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Just days after Universal announced the casting of Chadwick Boseman (42) in the lead role of the upcoming James Brown biopic, we now have a title and a release date. GET ON UP will open on October 17, 2014. The film is being directed by Tate Taylor (THE HELP), who, according to The Wrap, is considering re-teaming with THE HELP stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer on the project. TRUE BLOOD's Nelson Ellis is also reportedly being considered for a role.

You can check out the official synopsis below:

    In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in GET ON UP.  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

    Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) and Erica Huggins (Flightplan) produce for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner.  Under his Wyolah Films label, Taylor also serves as a producer on GET ON UP, while Wyolah’s John Norris executive produces alongside Trish Hofmann and Peter Afterman.



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