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    First Reviews: Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'

    Tate Taylor's portrait of the Godfather of Soul has the funk, but it's also got an awards-worthy performance by Chadwick Boseman.

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    Casting Watch: Netflix Nabs Waterston for 'Grace and Frankie' Comedy

    Sam Waterston is joining "Grace and Frankie," the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses whose husbands, in turns out, are in love with each other.

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    Marc Webb, Scott Cooper, Joe Carnahan, Sarah Polley, Agnieszka Holland & More Line Up New Projects

    We're not sure what's in the water right now, but in the last 48 hours or so, it seems every director around the world is lining up new gigs. Maybe they're looking for a summer project to keep them busy? We have no idea, but we'll run them down, so let's get to it:

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    Watch: New Trailer For James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Blows The Roof Off

    This summer, a man in shiny suit who can defy gravity will be coming to theaters everywhere. Nope, he's not a superhero—he's just the hardest-working man in show business, and he's coming to the big screen in all his fiery fury.

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    Will Ferrell Lines Up Heist Comedy 'The Yank' & Sandra Bullock Opens 'Tupperware Unsealed'

    We may live in the age of the international franchise, where American films open abroad weeks before domestic release to run up box office grosses, but there are still a few stars that are able to scare up some funding from studios, pre-existing material be damned. In fact, this morning sees news of...

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    WATCH: First Trailer for James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

    A first trailer has arrived for the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman (who played another African American icon, Jackie Robinson, in last year's "42") in the title role. Tate Taylor of "The Help" is directing, while Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (Oscar nominated and Oscar w...

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    Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channels James Brown in 'Get On Up' Trailer

    In the vein of Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman, actor Chadwick Boseman seems to be getting some highly-coveted roles playing renowned African-American icons. One year after his breakthrough performance as Jackie Robinson in "42," Boseman now returns to the screen to play none other than musical...

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    Watch: First Trailer & New Photos Of James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

    It’s taken the story of James Brown’s musical legacy a decade or more to get to the big screen. Spike Lee was adamant about making it, but the biopic fell through his fingers a few years back (with potentially Eddie Murphy in tow, image that?). Perhaps in what might be a safer, more crowd-pleasing a...

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    Call For Paid Extras For James Brown Biopic Currently Shooting In Jackson, Mississippi

    Call For Paid Extras For James Brown Biopic Currently Shooting In Jackson, Mississippi

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    Universal Sets 2014 Release Date for James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up,' Starring Chadwick Boseman UPDATED

    UPDATE: Universal has set an Oscar-friendly 2014 release date for its James Brown biopic, now titled "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman ("42"). It will hit theaters on October 17 of next year.

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