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Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer join James Brown biopic

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer join James Brown biopic

Oct 1 2013, 4:14am CDT | by Bang Movies

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'. 'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the legendary...

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Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer join James Brown biopic

Oct 1 2013, 4:14am CDT | by Bang Movies

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.

'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the legendary soul singer, to be played by Chadwick Boseman.

Davis is expected to play the late star's mother Susie Brown, who gave birth to James at just 16 and abandoned her child, leaving him with relatives. Meanwhile, Spencer will play the star's aunt, Honey, who helped raise him.

Davis, Spencer and co-star Jessica Chastain all earned Oscar nominations for their roles in the critically acclaimed 'Help', with Spencer going on to win Best Supporting Actress, as well as a BAFTA for her portrayal of maid Minny Jackson.

The Universal-produced film will begin production in Mississippi in November.

As well as heavyweight pedigree on screen, Sir Mick Jagger is on board as a producer through his Jagged Films production company. Imagine Entertainment will also handle production.

The script was penned by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman.

Lead actor Boseman recently portrayed legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros.' biopic '42'.

James Brown is credited with bringing funk music to the forefront of American culture during his six decade career, with hit songs including 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' and 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag'.

The music star - who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest artists of all time - died from congestive heart failure and pneumonia in 2006.

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Divergent Series: Insurgent Posters Revealed!

Oct 28 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Lionsgate revealed today that they will be releasing one Divergent Series: Insurgent 3D poster an hour throughout the day for their upcoming sequel to Divergent. The release is meant to celebrate the March 20, 2015 film’s announcement that it will be unleashed to the world in 3D in RealD -- to take the action and bring it right into the faces of the audience! “The second film in the Divergent franchise tak ...
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‘Red Band Society’ Gets Order For Four More Scripts

Oct 22 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Fox is keeping its freshman drama Red Band Society in contention for a back episodic order with a pickup of four additional scripts. The  hospital drama launched to solid reviews but has been soft in the ratings. Still, a couple of weeks in, its numbers stabilized, and last Wednesday the series (1.0 among adults 18-49 in Live+SD) actually logged a one-tenth week-to-week uptick. Additionally, the drama starring Octavia Spencer has been a ...
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Andrew Niccols' Good Kill & Mike Binder's Black Or White Find Homes

Oct 17 2014 6:54pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

Two controversial and timely films that played at this year's 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival have found homes as IFC Films has picked up the distribution rights to Andrew Niccol's Good Kill starring Ethan Hawke, and Relativity have jumped on Mike Binder's Black or White (previously called "Black and Wh ...
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6 weeks ago

'Red Band Society' Bus Ads Yanked for Offensive Language

Sep 19 2014 2:52am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The ad in question features the cast of FOX's new drama series with the words 'Scary Bitch' referring to Octavia S ...
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Hercules Says The Prognosis For Fox’s New GLEE-ish Hospital Hourlong RED BAND SOCIETY Is Not Good!!

Sep 17 2014 5:21pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Hercules Says The Prognosis For Fox’s New GLEE-ish Hospital Hourlong RED BAND SOCIETY Is Not Good!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! A tedious, manipulative hourlong about five great-looking but very sick teens who have taken up residence in a hospital’s pediatric wing, “The Red Band Society” comes to us from Margaret Nagle – who previously created 2007’s 13-episode Lifetime series “A Side Order of Life.” The Lifetime series ...
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6 weeks ago

Keanu Reeves Saved Stranded Driver Octavia Spencer

Sep 17 2014 4:01pm CDT | Source: hollywood

Actress Octavia Spencer is a lifelong fan of Keanu Reeves after he unexpectedly gave her a helping hand when she was left stranded in her ca ...
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Fall Pilot Review: RED BAND SOCIETY

Sep 17 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Collider

It's been a long time since Fox invested in a teen-oriented drama.  The last major success was arguably The O.C.'s launch in 2003.  Since then, networks like ABC Family and The CW have mostly taken the reins on younger-skewing series that incorporate both drama and comedy (and some of the most attractive teenagers -- or adults playing teenagers -- on the planet).  Red Band Society is no different, except its ...
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Octavia Spencer Talks RED BAND SOCIETY, Her Character’s Journey in Season 1, Favorite Scenes, and More

Sep 16 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Collider

The new Fox drama series Red Band Society is a provocative coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital.  The pediatric ward is run by Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer), a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach to helping these teens get the most from their lives, even when they’re facing ...
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