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Can 'Get On Up' Star Chad Boseman Land a Best Actor Oscar Nomination?

After the packed "Get On Up" Producers Guild of America screening Thursday at the Pacific Design Center, star Chadwick Boseman, who channels mercurial funk star James Brown in the musical biopic, earned a rousing standing ovation. During the Q & A, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind"), explained that it took decades to get the $30-million period drama made, even after such African-American hits as "Ray," which won an Oscar for Jamie Foxx, and "42," which launched Boseman's star. Universal eventually released the picture--insisting on a PG-13 rating and an August opening.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 4, 2014 4:56 PM
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Why You Must Watch 'Calvary,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The One I Love' & 'Moebius' This Weekend (TRAILERS)

This weekend, you have no excuse not to get out to the movies, as one of the most satisfying popcorn films of the summer, and a gobsmacking Irish drama, hit theaters.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 1, 2014 10:30 AM
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Casting Watch: Netflix Nabs Waterston for 'Grace and Frankie' Comedy

Sam Waterston is joining "Grace and Frankie," the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses whose husbands, in turns out, are in love with each other.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 10:46 AM
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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 winning for "The Help," respectively) have all reteamed for this new film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 14, 2014 11:45 AM
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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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 29, 2013 1:17 PM
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