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New trailer and first poster for Get On Up starring Chadwick Boseman

05.20.2014
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Director Tate Taylor’s (THE HELP) James Brown biopic GET ON UP has a new trailer for you to check out. 42 star Chadwick Boseman is the Godfather of Soul in the movie that will cover the famed performers life from growing up as an impoverished child to becoming one of the most popular recording artists of all time.

I'm a sucker for a good biopic, but I can't see GET ON UP bringing anything new to the genre. It’s nearly identical to how the RAY trailer set its story up and even includes all the cliché moments you would expect nowadays.

The cast however is something to boast; the film stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd. Chadwick Boseman looks like he’s gone full Brown for the role so hopefully his hard work pays off.

GET ON UP opens August 1st 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: When James Brown died, his coffin was 24 karat gold.

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7:24PM on 05/21/2014
If you`ve read Keith Richards book 'Life.' James Brown would fine his back up band $50 for every wrong note they played during a live performance.This looks a good movie.
If you`ve read Keith Richards book 'Life.' James Brown would fine his back up band $50 for every wrong note they played during a live performance.This looks a good movie.
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8:07AM on 05/21/2014
Loved Chadwick Boseman in 42 but this film isn't doing anything for me. Also if rp2011 is right, then whats the point in making a movie about the music he created if we get tiny snippets.
Loved Chadwick Boseman in 42 but this film isn't doing anything for me. Also if rp2011 is right, then whats the point in making a movie about the music he created if we get tiny snippets.
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9:04PM on 05/20/2014
Maybe an Oscar nomination in his future?
Maybe an Oscar nomination in his future?
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8:05AM on 05/21/2014
yeah, this guy is going to get one but not for this. I like Chad but unless the performance stands out or there aren't that many good performances by the end of the year this and him will be forgotten by Oscar time. Look at what happened with Jackman and the movie "Prisoners" last year.
yeah, this guy is going to get one but not for this. I like Chad but unless the performance stands out or there aren't that many good performances by the end of the year this and him will be forgotten by Oscar time. Look at what happened with Jackman and the movie "Prisoners" last year.
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8:24PM on 05/20/2014
LOOKS good, but it seems they did not get permission to use his music. I don't know why else they would use bits of Portishead and modern sounding JB music.
LOOKS good, but it seems they did not get permission to use his music. I don't know why else they would use bits of Portishead and modern sounding JB music.
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8:42PM on 05/20/2014
Good ear.
Good ear.
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