Get On Up

Rated PG-13 138 minutes 2014

James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina and survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He joined a gospel group as a teenager, but the jazz and blues along the "chitlin' circuit" became his springboard to fame. Although his backup musicians came and went, Brown retained the ability to mesmerize audiences with his music, signature moves and sexual energy.

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Official Site: www.getonupmovie.com

Director: Tate Taylor

Producer: Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Erica Huggins, Tate Taylor, Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon Smith, Tika Sumpter, Aunjanue Ellis, Tariq Trotter, Aloe Blacc, Aakomon Jones, Jordan Scott and Jamarion Scott

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