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It's double-up Wednesday, with first footage showing Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side (Here if you missed it) and now first footage with Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in the upcoming Universal Pictures' biopic titled Get on Up, directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger. The footage comes courtesy of the Today morning show, in an interview with producers Grazer and Jagger, as well as star Boseman, who discuss the project, as footage of Boseman as Brown is intercut throughout. Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which isn't too far away (5 months from now); so I expect a first »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The annual showbiz gatefold tableau, an Annie Leibovitz shot of the cream of the film world wearing funny-looking clothes, has finally overcome its past shortcomings
Awards season breaks into a gallop with the first peek at Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue, second only to the Superbowl as an annual exercise in celebrating rich people in funny-looking clothes. Every March the magazine features a colourfully titled gatefold cover, populated by a group of Hollywood's hottest stars and photographed by Annie Leibovitz. This year's pic features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, but it's not just the healthy number of Brits that makes the new cover an oddity compared to most years. It's nothing less than a rebellion against the format.
- Henry Barnes
On the second-to-last day of filming for the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, resplendent in a mustard-colored mock turtleneck, dark vest and dark pants, slides across the stage of the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi, spins around, punches the air with the microphone stand to punctuate the horn line from Brown's "I Got the Feelin'," then dips back toward the band to sing, "Baby, baby, baby/baby, baby, baby." Today, the Coliseum is a stand-in for Boston Garden, and Boseman is playing Brown during a famous 1968 show, »
Alex Proyas's film centres around a war between the deities of Ancient Egypt following the stealing of the throne by the dark god Set (Butler).
Mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) enlists the aid of the god Horus (Coster-Waldau) to restore peace to the land. Boseman will play Thoth, the god of learning.
Gods of Egypt will arrive on February 12, 2016. »
Exclusive: Chadwick Boseman has locked a spot in Alex Proyas’ period epic Gods Of Egypt, which Summit Entertainment will release on February 12, 2016. He joins Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, and Courtney Eaton in the pic and will play Thoth, the god of wisdom. The action-adventure pic based on Egyptian mythology was co-penned by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Boseman is coming off wrapping this week production on Universal’s Get On Up, the Tate Taylor movie in which he stars as the Godfather of Soul James Brown. That will be released August 1. Before that, Boseman is in Summit’s Draft Day, which dropped its Super Bowl ad today ahead of its April 11 bow. He’s repped by Management 360 and Greene & Associates. Related: Universal Sets Chadwick Boseman To Play James Brown »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
This story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Mick Jagger is having a Hollywood moment … in Natchez, Miss., of all places. He's come here to be on the set of Get on Up, the James Brown biopic he is producing with his Jagged Films partner, Victoria Pearman. It is Nov. 24, and Jagger is well into his first week on the set, just a few miles away from where the film's director, Tate Taylor, lives. He slinks into the gilded ballroom of the former plantation-turned-historic Dunleith Inn, settles his tiny frame
- Tatiana Siegel
Cardellini will play a wife and mother who — fed up with her mundane lifestyle — comes up with a plan to make her family instant celebrities by having her ex-boyfriend (played by Lee) kidnap her 11-year-old daughter for a month. Robinson will portray an ex-con and Parker will play the daughter.
Cardellini has a recurring role on ‘Mad Men.” Robinson will also be starring in his new show on NBC “Mr. Robinson” in the fall and is currently in Mississippi for Universal’s James Brown biopic, directed by Tate Taylor. Parker’s credits include “Louie” and “666 Park Avenue.”
Cardellini is repped by ICM and managed »
- Dave McNary
It is the first time in Writers Guild Awards history that a documentary has received the Selvin Award. The honor will be presented on Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott in Los Angeles.
The award is named after the late WGA counsel and given to a WGA member whose script best embodies the spirit of constitutional and civil rights and liberties.
“Alex Gibney is one of the foremost documentary filmmakers of this generation,” said WGA West president Christopher Keyser. “His work has been a filmic conscience for our times. In ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,’ Mr. Gibney tackles issues arising out of us living, increasingly, in a surveillance state – from the public’s right to know and the press’ right to publish, »
- Dave McNary
After breaking out with his role as Jackie Robinson in last year’s well-received 42, Chadwick Boseman is looking to step into the shoes of another icon as he’ll be starring in Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Currently shooting in Mississippi, the project will follow the artist’s rise from poverty to becoming one of the most influential musicians of all time. Co-starring are Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, making for a pretty impressive cast.
Today, we finally have our first look at Boseman in the film, thanks to EW, and it can be seen above. It depicts our star alongside Craig Robinson playing the saxophone. It’s not terribly revealing but it’s nice to get our first look at how Boseman will appear in the film. So far, I think that they’ve done a pretty good job making him look like the iconic singer. »
- Matt Joseph
After playing Jackie Robinson on the big screen in 42, actor Chadwick Boseman is bringing another icon to life, this time in the music world. The Help director Tate Taylor is directing Get On Up, a biopic on the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Boseman plays the energetic singer in the film that is currently shooting in Mississippi. Before passing in 2006, the project had Brown involved behind the scenes, so this should be a rather accurate portrayal of his life. But can Boseman deliver the iconic voice of Brown? Well, apparently Taylor will use a combination of Boseman's voice and an overlay of the singer's actual voice. Anyway, we have the first look photo featuring Boseman singing and Craig Robinson on the saxophone. Look below! Here's the first photo from Tate Taylor's Get On Up from Entertainment Weekly: Get On Up is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and written »
- Ethan Anderton
Get on Up: Chadwick Boseman, who helped bring legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson to life in last year's 42, has now taken on the challenging opportunity to star as legendary performer James Brown in Get on Up. The first official image has been released, and it catches him in mid-song. Tate Taylor (The Help) directs; the movie will dance its way into theaters on August 1. [EW.com] The Hateful Eight: Quentin Tarantino has spoken in vague terms about doing another Western as a follow-up to 2012's Django Unchained, but now it seems that he's completed the first draft of a script titled The Hateful Eight, and it is definitely a Western. Reportedly he has Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern specifically in mind for a couple of roles; the screenplay will most likely go...
- Peter Martin
Frankly it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for someone to make a biopic about the late great James Brown. Studios are normally quick to capitalise on the stories of dead musicians and Mr Brown was of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century. It seems we won’t have to wait too much longer though as the first image from Tate Taylor’s Get On Up is with us.
The picture shows 42 star Chadwick Boseman portraying the Godfather of soul along side a sax playing Craig Robinson. Following the singers slide from childhood poverty to world wide renown, the film promises to examine the man as well as the music and delve into the darker side of the singers life. While it might not shine with high box office prospects, it looks to be a heart felt commemoration that will help the pioneer of funk be discovered by a new generation. »
- James Byiers
Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) off a screenplay by Steven Baigelman, the film also stars Craig Robinson, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter and is scheduled for theatrical release on October 17th, 2014. Get On Up chronicles the life of James Brown as he rose from extreme poverty to become the Godfather of Soul, one of the most influential musicians in history. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first look at Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in the upcoming "Get On Up" biopic. Boseman recently portrayed Jackie Robinson in "42." Check out the photo below. "Get On Up" promises to give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. The new movie is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and is set to hit theaters on August 1st. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Here's your first look (pictured above) at Chadwick Boseman incarnating James Brown for the upcoming Universal Pictures' biopic titled Get on Up, directed by The Help's Tate Taylor and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger. Universal has moved up the release date of its James Brown biopic to August 1, 2014, taking over the slot previously reserved for its 50 Shades Of Grey film adaptation. Get On Up will compete with Disney's wide release of its adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy on that August release weekend. Get on Up, which promises a "warts and all" telling of Brown's life story on film, boasts an impressive cast which »
- Vanessa Martinez
The first image from the upcoming James Brown biopic Get on Up has landed online. The pic serves as The Help director Tate Taylor’s second directorial feature, and the filmmaker tapped 42 star Chadwick Boseman to portray the Godfather of Soul. Get on Up likely won’t shy away from the saltier aspects of Brown’s life, as Taylor told EW, “As I dug in and started to discover more about him, the good and the bad, I loved the reasons he was often bad and I loved the reasons he was good. I love that he would stop at nothing to keep reinventing himself so he could stay current, and as a result he changed music.” The director was inundated with offers for a wide-range of projects after the success of the Best Picture Oscar-nominated The Help, but he instead held out and chose to make Get on Up. »
- Adam Chitwood
The Help director Tate Taylor makes his second directorial feature with Get on Up, a biopic about the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. 42 star Chadwick Boseman, who embodied baseball great Jackie Robinson in that film, is back to tackle this iconic singer. We have the first photo of him on stage, in action, courtesy of EW.
Why did Tate Taylor decide to take on the project? After The Help, the burgeoning filmmaker was encumbered with script after script about 'women in pain'. But it was this spotlight on the pain of a misunderstood performer that resonated with him most.
"As I dug in and started to discover more about him, the good and the bad, I loved the reasons he was often bad and I loved the reasons he was good. I love that he would stop at nothing to keep reinventing himself so he could stay current, and »
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a first look at 42 's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get On Up . The pic shows his James Brown in performance, flanked by his famous horn section. In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help , Tate Taylor directs the movie based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul. The film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Get On Up is scheduled for release on August 1. »
It’s a man’s world in Get On Up, the second feature film from director Tate Taylor (who loved women so well in his debut The Help). Taylor was thrown plenty of scripts about “women-in-pain” after his box office success but it ended up being the life and times of James Brown that most intrigued him. “As I dug in and started to discover more about him, the good and the bad, I loved the reasons he was often bad and I loved the reasons he was good,” says Taylor. “I love that he would stop at nothing to »
- Karen Valby
More on fairy tales from the 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala during a magically cold evening with The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter, Lee Daniels' The Butler director, Lee Daniels, who presented the Best Directorial Debut award to Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station, Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award winning producer David Heyman for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity and Oscar documentary short-listed 20 Feet From Stardom director Morgan Neville.
Sarah Polley was presented with her Best Documentary award by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio did a standup routine trading lines as they accepted their Spotlight Award for career collaboration.
Jessica Chastain, last year's National »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
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