Get on Up

(2014)

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.

‘Get on Up’ Deleted Scene Featuring Chadwick Boseman | EXCLUSIVE

‘Get on Up’ Deleted Scene Featuring Chadwick Boseman | EXCLUSIVE

Before he was announced as Marvel's Black Panther back in October, Chadwick Boseman took on the iconic role of James Brown in the Universal Pictures biopic Get on Up. With the drama currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, we have an exclusive deleted scene, where Chadwick Boseman gets some bad news from the parole board. Although he obviously went on to become an influential musician, James Brown wanted to become a mechanic after his release from prison. As you can see in this scene, the terms of his parole did not make that possible.

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. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Get on Up’ Stop ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Get on Up’ Stop ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’?

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20 New Photos from the James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’

20 New Photos from the James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’

Universal Pictures has released 20 new photos from Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic entitled Get on Up. These latest stills give us a closer look at Chadwick Boseman as the music icon. Take a look.

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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James Brown Returns to the Stage in Third ‘Get on Up’ Trailer

James Brown Returns to the Stage in Third ‘Get on Up’ Trailer

Just one week after the second trailer debuted, Universal Pictures has released a third trailer for Get on Up that is nearly identical to the previous footage, although it does contain a few new scenes. In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as legendary music icon James Brown. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. In addition, Universal Pictures has released new photos from this biopic that tells the story of the minister of super heavy funk, in theaters this summer.

Get on Up was released August 1st, 2014.

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Second ‘Get on Up’ Trailer Brings James Brown Back to Life

Second ‘Get on Up’ Trailer Brings James Brown Back to Life

The Godfather of Soul's story is told on the big screen in the second trailer for Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman (42) as James Brown. Academy Award nominated director Tate Taylor (The Help) brings this iconic musician back to life, charting his rise from meager beginnings to music stardom. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd lead a talented supporting cast in this highly-anticipated biopic, arriving in theaters nationwide August 1. We also have the first poster.

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. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

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James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’ Debuts First Trailer

James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’ Debuts First Trailer

On behalf of Universal Pictures, we're thrilled to share the first trailer and 10 new photos for Get on Up. In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as legendary music icon James Brown. Chadwick Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Get on Up was released August 1st, 2014.

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Chadwick Boseman Is James Brown in First ‘Get on Up’ Photo

Chadwick Boseman Is James Brown in First ‘Get on Up’ Photo

The Help director Tate Taylor makes his second directorial feature with Get on Up, a biopic about the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. 42 star Chadwick Boseman, who embodied baseball great Jackie Robinson in that film, is back to tackle this iconic singer. We have the first photo of him on stage, in action, courtesy of EW.

The finish sound mix of the film will have Chadwick Boseman's own vocal tracks overlaid with James Brown for something that is unique, yet authentic when it opens later this year. Do we smell Oscar?

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Nelsan Ellis Joins the James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’

Nelsan Ellis Joins the James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has joined the cast of Universal's James Brown biopic Get on Up.

The actor will play Bobby Byrd, the Godfather of Soul's longtime friend and musical collaborator, which is said to be one of the bigger roles in the film, behind Chadwick Boseman as James Brown. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are also co-starring in this drama that takes a look at the revered musician's life from his impoverished childhood to his ascent as one of the most influential artists of all time.

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