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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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