GET ON UP
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer
Directed By: Tate Taylor
Screenplay By: Jez Butterworth and John Henry Butterworth
Produced By: Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Erica Huggins, Tate Taylor
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: Friday, August 1
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.