Get On Up
Get On Up - Trailer
Director Tate TaylorYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
James Brown didn't have the easiest childhood being born to two young parents who were so poor they could barely afford to live. After just a few years, his mother left him and he was raised by his aunt who, although was equally as financially insecure, resolved to love him as her own. Naturally, given his tough background, James turned to crime as a youth and spent time in a juvenile detention centre following an armed robbery conviction. It was there he took his passion for music seriously and decided to form a gospel band with some fellow inmates. Following his parole, he joined another gospel group and from there spiralled an illustrious career in funk and soul music that took the entire world by storm. Just as he dreamed, he became one of the music industry's most revered stars, but, alas, he also became one of the most troubled.
'Get On Up' is the upcoming James Brown biopic detailing the life of 'The Godfather of Soul' from his poverty-stricken childhood through his mammoth music career. The movie has been directed by Tate Taylor ('The Help', 'Pretty Ugly People') and it has been co-written by Steven Baigelman ('Brother's Keeper', 'Feeling Minnesota'), Jez Butterworth ('Fair Game', 'The Last Legion) and John-Henry Butterworth ('Edge of Tomorrow'). 'Get On Up' is due for release in the UK on August 1st 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