Hot Trailer: ‘Get On Up’

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 4:31pm PDT

“One day,” young James Brown’s aunt tells him, “everybody gonna know your name.” And so it was. Universal has dropped the first trailer for its biopic on the Godfather of Soul. Chadwick Boseman segues from playing Jackie Robinson in 42 to channeling another American legend in Get Read More »

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Tika Sumpter Cast In James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’; Boyd Kestner, Natalie Imbruglia Topline Indie Comedy ‘Little Loopers’

By | Thursday November 14, 2013 @ 6:03pm PST

Tika Sumpter has joined the cast of Universal’s James Brown biopic Get On Up. She will play Yvonne Fair, a singer in the James Brown Revue who recorded Brown’s “I Found You,” which later was reworked … Read More »

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‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ Adds John Leguizamo, Justin Long; Keith Robinson Joins James Brown Pic ‘Get On Up’; Rutger Hauer To Aid John Cusack In ‘Kickback’

By | Sunday November 3, 2013 @ 3:48pm PST

Fox‘s Walking With Dinosaurs 3D has added a quartet of thesps to its voice cast. John Leguizamo joins the BBC Earth production as the Alexomis bird Alex, with … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Gets Key Role In James Brown Pic ‘Get On Up’

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 3:18pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Nelsan Ellis has been set to play Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s longtime friend and musical collaborator in the Tate Taylor-directed Get On Up for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Imagine’s Brian Grazer is producing … Read More »

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Universal To Release James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ In October 2014

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 8:52am PDT

Universal Pictures said today it will release Tate Taylor‘s James Brown movie Get On Up on October 17, 2014. The dating comes after Monday’s news that 42 star Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to play The … Read More »

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