The long awaited, James Brown biopic, “Get On Up” hits theatres today. The film promises to touch upon Brown’s life. The highs and lows while showcasing what America loved the very most, his electrifying talent. Chadwick Boseman, the # 42-Jackie Robinson story, cast as James Brown himself. The movie cast some heavy hitters such as Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis from the film, The Help as well as soul singer and actress Jill Scott as, Deidre “Dee Dee” Jenkins, Tiki Sumpter and New Edition member Ralph Tresvant as Sam Cooke.
The film is being produced by Tate Taylor, Brian Grazer and Rockstar Mick Jagger. This biopic tale will be representing the true story of pain, struggle, turmoil, racism, abandonment, drug use and violence while telling an intense story of how Brown overcame poverty to rise to the top of the charts to become the true Godfather of Soul.