Get On Up (2014)

Get On Up
  • Get On Up details
  • Get On Up images
    • Get On Up images
  • Get On Up trailers
    • Get On Up trailers
  • Get On Up news
    • Get On Up news
  • Get On Up review
    • Get On Up review
Get On Up Release Date
August 1, 2014
Get On Up Synopsis
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.

Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.
Get On Up Credits
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Produced by: Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Erica Huggins, and Tate Taylor
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release Date:  August 1, 2014
Subscribe To Get On Up Updates
if you're excited for Get On Up
Is Chadwick Boseman Already Black Panther? Is Chadwick Boseman Already Black Panther?
All kidding aside, by “contract” he could just be speaking of a hypothetical contract. As in, “I didn't sign anything, so I'm not anything yet.” Or is he winking at the fact that he can't legally say anything, but he has talked to Marvel about the role?
by Gabe Toro August 4, 2014 discussion comments
Weekend Box Office: Guardians Of The Galaxy Blows Away August Opening Record Weekend Box Office: Guardians Of The Galaxy Blows Away August Opening Record
August is usually the lame second cousin of the summer blockbuster season. All the really major entries get released in May through July. Maybe Buena Vista was a little hesitant about how well received Guardians of the Galaxy would be when they chose to launch it in August, but the comic blockbuster saw a massive opening, shattering the current August opening record.
by Scott Gwin August 3, 2014 discussion comments
The 24-Hour Music Biopic Marathon The 24-Hour Music Biopic Marathon
This latest marathon actually runs a little long – it'll take you from noon to 12:30 the next day. But the effort was made to avoid simply listing the best of the genre, instead focusing on a diverse and wildly different collection of stories, from legends like Bob Dylan, to curiosities like Glenn Gould, titans like Notorious B.I.G. and tragedies like Kurt Cobain.
by Gabe Toro August 1, 2014 discussion comments
12 Funky Facts You Need To Know About James Brown's Biopic Get On Up 12 Funky Facts You Need To Know About James Brown's Biopic Get On Up
The end result is a rowdy, rambunctious film about a moment in music history where everything stopped to accommodate Brown's ruthless talent and ingenuity. The Get On Up press conference was held in New York, and it allowed journalists to talk to Chadwick Boseman , as well as Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, producer Brian Grazer, director Tate Taylor, and the one and only Mick Jagger.
by Gabe Toro July 30, 2014 discussion comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Guardians Of The Galaxy And Get On Up Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Guardians Of The Galaxy And Get On Up Reviews
This could start to feel like the dregs of summer. It could. But it isn't. Do you know why? Because there’s something to get excited about, with an unexpectedly great comic book movie hitting the screen. We’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy coming at you with a little James Brown to keep the funk alive.
by Doug Norrie July 27, 2014 discussion comments
James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Lights The Screen On Fire In Latest Trailer James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Lights The Screen On Fire In Latest Trailer
Get On Up is directed by Tate Taylor, a Southerner (from the great state of Mississippi) who brought a taste of the region to his award-winning The Help. But I’m still wondering, after watching this clip, if he’s the right director for this job.
by Sean O'Connell May 21, 2014 discussion comments
Summer Movie Box Office Predictions: Blockbusters To Bombs Summer Movie Box Office Predictions: Blockbusters To Bombs
Which is why we've decided to break down most of the summer's offerings, observing exactly what it is about some films that cause them to succeed and fail. This involved number crunching, market analysis, educated guesses, and the application of a few snobby biases.
by Gabe Toro May 2, 2014 discussion comments
Chadwick Boseman Shines As James Brown In Funky First Get On Up Trailer Chadwick Boseman Shines As James Brown In Funky First Get On Up Trailer
It’s a man’s man’s man’s world, as per the lyrics and title of James Brown’s classic 1966 single. But it’s what the woman does to the man that drives him. At least that’s the feeling I get from the first trailer for Tate Taylor’s next film, Get On Up, a feature version of the formative years in James Brown’s career and life. Who? (horn stabs) I said the Godfather of Soul! (horn stabs) I said the Sex Machine himself, James Brown!
by Nick Venable March 15, 2014 discussion comments
James Brown Biopic Finds Its Mick Jagger James Brown Biopic Finds Its Mick Jagger
Eversman joins a cast headed by Chadwick Boseman (42) that includes Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer, and Craig Robinson. Written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth, Get On Up will chart Brown's story from his humble beginnings to his well-earned reputation as The Hardest Working Man In Show Business, and his eventual drug-aided downfall.
by Kristy Puchko November 20, 2013 discussion comments
James Brown Biopic Get On Up Adds Treme Star James DuMont James Brown Biopic Get On Up Adds Treme Star James DuMont
DuMont has been extremely busy lately. In addition to his regular TV work – in addition to Treme, he has guest spots and recurring appearances on ABC’s Nashville and FX’s American Horror Story: Coven -- the character actor logged roles in both Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club this year.
by Sean O'Connell October 25, 2013 discussion comments
James Brown Biopic Titled Get On Up, Will Be Released Next Year James Brown Biopic Titled Get On Up, Will Be Released Next Year
Now that the James Brown biopic has found its lead actor it looks like Universal is finally committing to get the movie made. Earlier this week we reported that 42 star Chadwick Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in the movie, and now not only does the project have a new release date it even has a title.
by Eric Eisenberg August 29, 2013 discussion comments
42's Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead In James Brown Biopic 42's Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead In James Brown Biopic
It would seem that Hollywood sees Chadwick Boseman as the go-to actor to play African-American icons. Just a few months after the actor scored positive marks for his performance as race-barrier breaking baseball player Jackie Robinson, the young actor has been cast as James Brown in the upcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul.
by Eric Eisenberg August 26, 2013 discussion comments
James Brown Biopic Casting Could Start Soon James Brown Biopic Casting Could Start Soon
Two days after the death of James Brown in December 2006 there was talk of a biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Spike Lee, who was just coming off the biggest success of his career, Inside Man, had signed on to direct the movie with Paramount funding the project. And that was the day the waiting began.
by Eric Eisenberg January 16, 2013 discussion comments
The Help Director Tate Taylor In Talks To Helm, Mick Jagger To Produce The James Brown Biopic The Help Director Tate Taylor In Talks To Helm, Mick Jagger To Produce The James Brown Biopic
Despite winning plenty of critical acclaim for his Academy Award winning film The Help in 2011, director Tate Taylor hasn't really been cooking up much in the way of in-development projects. In April it was reported that he was in talks to helm an adaptation of the British miniseries The Jury, but we haven't heard anything about it since. Now, however, things are starting to get interesting for the filmmaker - as they do when one's name is mentioned in the same headline as Mick Jagger.
by Eric Eisenberg October 22, 2012 discussion comments
Usher To Play James Brown? Usher To Play James Brown?
Both Usher and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie are actively seeking parts in the Spike Lee's James Brown film. Usher wants to play James Brown, and Fergie one of his many wives. Usher is a great R&B singer, but who cares about that. He’s not an actor. It’s more important than you find someone to act if you’re going pull a movie like this off. If they have to, they can always lip sync the singing the way Jamie Foxx did in Ray. You can’t lip sync acting
by Josh Tyler December 29, 2006 discussion comments
Spike Lee Hits James Brown Spike Lee Hits James Brown
Hollywood’s coffin chasers are on the prowl. With the death of James Brown, now comes the rush to make a movie about him. Director Spike Lee has signed to direct a James Brown biopic. They could have at least let the body get cold before announcing it. They already have a script which has been through many revisions, and James Brown himself was reportedly actively involved in its development
by Josh Tyler December 27, 2006 discussion comments
Around The Web
FROM THE WEB
NEW REVIEWS
TOP MOVIES
HOT TOPICS