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Universal Moves Up Release Date For James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 13, 2013 at 9:51AM

Universal Moves Up Release Date For James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'
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James Brown in Alex Gibney's "Mr. Dynamite."
James Brown in Alex Gibney's "Mr. Dynamite."

Universal has moved up the release date of its James Brown biopic, Get On Up, from October 17, 2014 to August 1, 2014, taking over the slot previously reserved for its 50 Shades Of Grey film adaptation, which has now been pushed to February 13, 2015.

Get On Up will compete with Disney's wide release of its adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy on that August 1, 2014 weekend.

 

Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman (as James Brown), Jill ScottDan AykroydViola DavisOctavia SpencerLennie James and Keith Robinson in the Tate Taylor-directed film.

Shooting on the project has begun, in Mississippi, with Brian Grazer producing alongside Mick Jagger, for Universal Pictures.

Promising a warts and all telling of Brown's life story on film, the screenplay was penned by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (they wrote the script for Fair Game, the Naomi Watts and Sean Penn film).

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