Get On Up
Get On Up - International Trailer
Director Tate TaylorYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
Since he was a child, he knew he'd become a star. He may not have had the easiest life growing up in a poor family and enjoying frequent brushes with the law (something that continued for the rest of his life despite his illustrious career), but he was a pioneer in what he did best. Following his first stint in prison as a teenager, he embarked on a musical career that would create a whole new way of looking at music. His funky rhythms, mind-blowing voice and effortless moves on stage would go on to inspire artists for generations even if his troubled personal life left much to be desired. He even took his soul magic to Vietnam during the 20-year conflict - a venture that demonstrated both his patriotism and his bravery. This is the story of James Brown.
'Get On Up' is the intense biopic detailing the life and career of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Directed by Tate Taylor ('The Help', 'Pretty Ugly People') and written by Steven Baigelman ('Brother's Keeper', 'Feeling Minnesota'), Jez Butterworth ('Fair Game', 'The Last Legion) and John-Henry Butterworth ('Edge of Tomorrow'), it is due to be released in the UK on September 26th 2014.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Keith Robinson, Ralph E. Tresvant, Donald Watkins, Julius Tennon, Corey Sorenson, Billy Slaughter, Justin Hall, Nick Eversman, Clyde Jones, Rob Demery, Fred Melamed, David Andrew Nash