Chadwick Boseman Is James Brown In GET ON UP Movie (See Trailer)

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In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster “The Help”, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown.

But, what did it take to get this film to the big screen?

It took mega producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the hardest working man in show business, music legend James Brown.



Arriving in theaters on Aug. 1, “Get on Up,” sees Brown’s roller-coaster tale (poverty, abandonment, soaring fame, musical innovation, a stint in prison) as emblematic of nothing less than the American dream, a story of self-reliance, aspiration and a man who had ants in his pants and the need to dance.