Universal Pictures Readies James Brown Biopic

The ‘Godfather of Soul’s memory lives on in ‘Get On Up’ – the forthcoming Universal Pictures biopic underway in his memory.

Based on the life and times of the Grammy winning legend James Brown, the film – due in theaters October 17th, 2014 – is set to be directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help”) and will see2′ star Chadwick Bosemen portray the fiery music icon.

Before his death in 2006, Brown himself was integral in the early stages of the film’s development.  Now, music fans await to see what the finished product.  But, if the team chosen is any indication, the biopic is already well on its way to being a winner.

(source: Deadline)


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