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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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    Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer Eyed To Reteam With 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor For James Brown Biopic

    The last time Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer worked with Tate Taylor, in the director's 2011 hit "The Help," they both earned Oscar nominations, with the latter taking home the trophy to put on her mantle. So is it any surprise, that they may jump at the opportunity to work with the filmmaker again...

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    5 Things Tate Taylor Needs To Do To Get The Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Joyland' Right

    We know it be can be difficult not only to keep up with whatever the prolific Stephen King publishes next, but also which of his works are headed for feature or television adaptations. At the moment, King-affiliated projects include: the forthcoming TV series "Under The Dome" and the remake of "Carr...

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    Netflix Considering Picking Up Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower'; Tate Taylor To Direct 'Joyland' & '11/22/63' Goes To TV

    Projects never die, they either have momentum or they don't, and one particular, ambitious endeavour has already been kicked around and picked over, going through various ups and downs, is Ron Howard's "The Dark Tower." We'll try to keep this history brief.

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    'The Help' Director Tate Taylor To Helm James Brown Biopic

    Of the many long brewing biopics in Hollywood, a movie about James Brown is among them. Spike Lee was once on board the project, with Wesley Snipes as his choice to play the lead, but that iteration has long since been taken off table. Can a powerhouse trio that includes "The Help" directo...

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    'The Help' Director Tate Taylor To Helm Big Screen Redo Of Brit Miniseries 'The Jury'

    Typically when your most recent film racks up a couple of Oscar nominations and an outstanding box office take, studios have their hands out practically begging you to bring your dream project to their doorsteps. Helmer Tate Taylor hasn’t exactly followed that path after his success with 2011&...

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