GET ON UP is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. It stars Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd.
In this follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Taylor directs 42’s Boseman as James Brown. 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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