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First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

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  • March 13, 2014 4:48 PM
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First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

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  • March 12, 2014 5:35 PM
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Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

Lafayette Is Getting A New Boyfriend For Final Season Of 'True Blood' Bringing Nelsan Ellis To The Fore

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  • December 18, 2013 10:46 AM
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Lafayette Is Getting A New Boyfriend For Final Season Of 'True Blood' Bringing Nelsan Ellis To The Fore

Nelsan Ellis Will Play Bobby Byrd - James Brown’s Friend & Musical Collaborator - In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2013 8:01 PM
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Universal has set the theatrical release date for its James Brown biopic, titled Get On Up, for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2013 9:42 AM
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Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (Opens Friday)

  • By Nyabola, H. Nanjala
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  • April 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

  • By Nyabola, H. Nanjala
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  • April 12, 2013 2:08 PM
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Trailer For Nelsan Ellis' 'Damn Wonderful' Surfaces (On The Lives Of 6 Young LGBT Poets...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2012 3:48 PM
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Recapping the story...

Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') To Direct Katori Hall's 'HooDoo Love'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 11:09 AM
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Nelsan Ellis Is 'Wainwright' In Mira Nair's International Thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 12:12 PM
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Lots of Nelsan Ellis news this week; this is the third project announcement we've made since Monday (the other 2 being a feature documentary he's directing called Damn Wonderful and being cast as Martin Luther King Jr in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio The Butler.