Get On Up Movie

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Who's Involved:

Brian Grazer, Tika Sumpter, Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer, Victoria Pearman, Jill Scott, John Henry Butterworth, Anna Culp, Viola Davis, Keith Robinson, Lennie James, Craig Robinson, Dan Aykroyd, Tate Taylor, Erica Huggins, Fred Melamed, Nelsan Ellis, Mick Jagger, Steve Baigelman, Peter Afterman, Jezz Butterworth

Release Date:

Friday, August 1, 2014 (Nationwide)

sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Get On Up: Cast List

... James Brown

"Avengers: Endgame" , "42"  

... Susie Brown

"The Suicide Squad" , "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"  

... Ben Bart

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" , "The Campaign"  

... Aunt Honey

"Thunder Force" , "The Witches"  

... Bobby Byrd

"Lee Daniels' The Butler"  

"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too" , "Made in America"  

"The Vigil" , "Shiva Baby"  

... Yvonne Fair

"Tyler Perry's Acrimony" , "Sonic the Hedgehog"  

... Baby Roy

"Fat Albert" , "All Eyez On Me"  

... Joseph 'Joe' James

"Lookout" , "Blade Runner 2049"  

... Maceo Parker

"Dolittle" , "Songbird"  

Who's making Get On Up: Crew List

A look at the Get On Up behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tate Taylor last directed Breaking News In Yuba County and Ava.


Tate Taylor


Brian Grazer
Erica Huggins
Mick Jagger
Victoria Pearman
Tate Taylor

Watch: Get On Up Trailers & Videos

Production: What we know about Get On Up?

Key Facts

  1. Producer Brian Grazer has been trying to make a Brown biopic for more than a decade.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. November 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. October 2012: The film was in Development status.
  5. 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.

  6. December 1969: The film was in Development status.

Get On Up Release Date: When was the film released?

Get On Up was released in 2014 on Friday, August 1, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Guardians of the Galaxy, What If and Behaving Badly.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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