1. James Brown Movie In The Works (VIDEO).


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    With all the hoopla around André Benjamin taking on the role of Jimi Hendrix , it slipped past us that there’s also a James Brown biopic being made. Get on Up! stars Chadwick Boseman (who portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42 ) as the Godfather as well as Craig Robinson as Maceo Parker and Jill Scott as Mr. Brown's second wife, Deidre "Deedee" Jenkins. The film is being produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer and directed by Tate Taylor , who made The Help . That last bit of news is kinda nerrrrvous (BDP reference), but we’ll see. The Today show recently aired a piece about the making of the film with some on set footage.


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    Get On Up! Movie Trailer (VIDEO).

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    • bboycult

      Argh...this will either be Vh1's ' The Jackson's' or 42/Red Tails!?! It's a toss up ; but THIS.....THIS project should be Ray/Ali caliber and I just don't get that feelin....

    • curt mcgirt

      Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter would be perfect. I've seen him do James Brown with the roots and he is spot on. Hollywood has a tendency to fuck shit up so I'm not sure of what to think

    • http://www.distrakt.com/ DISTRAKT

      Will be interesting. Don't mess up, because James Brown is the Godfather of Soul what i was raised on so we'll know.

    • ri067953

      F@ck this. I wished anybody other than Mick Jagger were making this movie. The Today Show piece was mostly about him and he has stolen more pieces of black culture than any other artist. I'll stick to the BBC documentary Soul Survivor as the ultimate James Brown story.

    • big phill

      for those that don't know Mick jagger was/is the ultimate James Brown fan... I would rather spike lee be the one doing this movie,but I will take what I can get.

    • sonny7

      These things will always be compromised because Hollywood is involved, the best you can hope for is that they don't completely fuck it up. I guarantee one thing it won't be as electrifying & exciting as seeing actual concert footage of JB. It was the same with the Ali film, who the fuck wants to see Will Smith (or any actor) play him when you can see the real thing in 'When We Were Kings'? A well made documentary will always beat Hollywood in my opinion. As for Jagger, I'm a massive Stones fan and as far as i know him and Keef have always acknowledged & championed the black musicians that they were influenced & inspired by.