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The James Brown Biopic Is Set For A Summer Release

The James Brown Biopic Is Set For A Summer Release

May 16, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

This Summer, the James Brown biopic will be coming to a cinema near you!

Get On Up is the fitting title of the new movie named after one of his many hits and its August 1st release date has been highly anticipated since news broke of the project and its portrayal of the Godfather of Soul.

Capturing the journey of a timeless and highly talented music man who wasn’t afraid to break boundaries, American actor, play writer and screen writer Chadwick Boseman (42) takes on the lead role, with singer Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) portraying one of his wives, Deedee.

From the director of The Help, this Tate Taylor directed movie promises to chronicle ‘James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.’

Check out the trailer below…

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