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Get On UP (2014)

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Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming James Brown biopic GET ON UP. Directed by Tate Taylor (THE HELP) who worked from a script by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson and Dan Aykroyd. GET ON UP hits theaters on August 1.

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.


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