Get On Up

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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 James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
the official version from on March 18, 2014

The story follows James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in Georgia to becoming a world famous and highly influential R&B musician with a string of hits in the 1960s and ’70s including “Please, Please, Please,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and many others.
the official version from on August 27, 2013

Production History as of July 22, 2014





Tate Taylor, who adapted and made his helming debut on The Help, is in negotiations to direct the film. They will now look for distribution, and to find an actor who can play Brown.


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