Get On Up
Get On Up

Release Date

Aug 01, 2014

2014

Get On Up

Drama | Music

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Synopsis

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. 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. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Cast

James Brown

Chadwick Boseman

James Brown

Bobby Byrd

Nelsan Ellis

Bobby Byrd

Ben Bart

Dan Aykroyd

Ben Bart

Susie Brown

Viola Davis

Susie Brown

Joe Brown

Lennie James

Joe Brown

Syd Nathan

Fred Melamed

Syd Nathan

DeeDee Brown

Jill Scott

DeeDee Brown

Aunt Honey

Octavia Spencer

Aunt Honey

Mick Jagger

Nick Eversman

Mick Jagger

Yvonne Fair

Tika Sumpter

Yvonne Fair

Corporal Dooley

James DuMont

Corporal Dooley

Pool Cleaner

Billy Slaughter

Pool Cleaner

Warden

Ritchie Montgomery

Warden

Maceo Parker

Craig Robinson

Maceo Parker

Little Richard

Brandon Smith

Little Richard

Ralph Bass

Josh Hopkins

Ralph Bass

Vicki Anderson

Aunjanue Ellis

Vicki Anderson

Pee Wee Ellis

Tariq Trotter

Pee Wee Ellis

Baby Roy

Keith Robinson

Baby Roy

Penelope White

Stacey Scowley

Penelope White

Gertrude Sanders

Liz Mikel

Gertrude Sanders

Grandpa Byrd

Julius Tennon

Grandpa Byrd

Kathy

Allison Janney

Kathy

Richard

John Benjamin Hickey

Richard

Seminar Presenter

J.D. Evermore

Seminar Presenter

Insurance Salesman

Jim Gleason

Insurance Salesman

Reporter

Ahna O'Reilly

Reporter

Pilot

Corey Sorenson

Pilot

Soldier

Hunter Burke

Soldier

Frankie Avalon

Aaron Jay Rome

Frankie Avalon

Big Junior

Atkins Estimonds

Big Junior

Daddy Grace

Clyde Jones

Daddy Grace

1949 Cop

Michael Papajohn

1949 Cop

Announcer

Kirk Bovill

Announcer

Diner Waitress

Cariella Smith

Diner Waitress

Velma Brown

Jacinte Blankenship

Velma Brown

Susie's Soldier

Sheldon Frett

Susie's Soldier

Mayor White

Jason Davis

Mayor White

Catfish

David Carzell

Catfish

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