A James Brown biopic is finally coming to theaters.
After more than 15 years of several producers trying to get this project in theaters, Get on Up is finally scheduled to hit the big screen August 1st. The film stars Hollywood newcomer Chadwick Boseman as James Brown. You may recognize him from his major film debut in The Jackie Robinson story, 42 in 2013. He played the legendary role of Jackie Robinson. His performance was memorable and spectacular.
The movie trailer for ‘Get On Up’ was recently released and I predict that it’s going to be worth the 15+ years wait. The production powerhouse Mick Jagger is executive producing the project and Tate Taylor has been selecting as director. Taylor was also director of the Oscar winning movie, The Help. I predict Oscar Buzz for sure!
Brown’s epic impact on music is indisputable. From the mid-1950s to the end of the century, he scored classic hits including I Got You (I Feel Good),Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag and It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World. His dynamic dancing on stage was electrifying, and he performed hundreds of dates each year, earning him another title: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. He championed black economic power, unity and included messages of positivity for the African American community, which had an adverse effect on his career.
The movie also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott, Lennie James and Dan Aykroyd. Although Brown was aware of a possible movie before his death in 2006, his daughter Deanna told Rolling Stone in 2013 he was weary about a movie exposing his drug abuse.
Check out the trailer below: