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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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Tate Taylor Talks GET ON UP, Hosting Cast Dinners, Breaking the Fourth Wall, His Interest in Doing a Hulk Movie, JOYLAND and More

Jul 30 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Collider

You know what happens when your second feature film goes on to score over $216 million worldwide and snag three Academy Award nominations and a win?  You get a lot of scripts coming to your door.  However, the funny thing is, Tate Taylor didn’t get his follow-up to The Help by accepting an offer, but rather by going after a project himself. On Friday, August 1st, Get On Up is coming out and we got the chance to sit down with Taylor to talk about making the move from The ...
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Black and White

Jul 22 2014 9:25pm CDT | Source: movienewz

Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie star in director Mike Binder’s custody drama Black and White. A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life. Black and White is a searing portrayal of a broken man caught up in a struggle clouded by bitterness, […]The post Black and White appeared first on Movienewz.com. ...
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TCA: Young Auds Want Mortality Dramas Like ‘Red Band Society’, Not ‘Twilight’

Jul 20 2014 4:56pm CDT | Source: Deadline

While Fox’s Red Band Society drama deals with the grave topic of ill-stricken teenagers in a Los Angeles childrens hospital, the subject matter didn’t scare off network executives according to the show’s executive producers at TCA.  Commenting on the latest trend of illness-centered dramas i.e. The Big C, Chasing Life and the ABC Studios-produced Red Band Society, series EP Margaret Nagle explained, “Teens a ...
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6 Movies To Watch Out For This Summer

Jul 12 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Correction: For the rest of this summer.Anyways, it is pretty clear that summer is well under way, but there is still roughly a month and a half left (2 months officially, as Fall commences on September 23 this year), which means that there are plenty of movies to see still.However, seeing as I am still a broke college kid and tend to pick what movies I am going to see oh-so-carefully, here are 6 movies that I am looking forward to this summer:6: Get On Up Chadwick Boseman in 'Ge ...
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Insurgent Casting News: Naomi Watts Joins the Fight

Jun 6 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Big news for fans of the Divergent series: Naomi Watts is set to join the franchise with the upcoming Insurgent. According to THR, she's signed on the dotted line to play Evelyn, leader of the Factionless, in not only Insurgent, but both movies adapted from the third novel in the series, Allegiant.The exact nature of her role is substantially SPOILER-y, but if you're inclined to know without having to Google it, you can check out a key detail below:She's ...
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Naomi Watts Joining All 'Divergent' Sequels, Starting with 'Insurgent'

Jun 4 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Following the success of Divergent earlier this year, Lionsgate and Summit were so excited about their audience's response to the film that they decided to torture (or maybe reward?) them by splitting the final book Allegiant into two films, just like the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises already did. But before that, we have the sequel Insurgent heading to theaters next March. Shailene Woodley and Theo James are still in the leads, and Octavia Spencer has been repor ...
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Naomi Watts Joins Insurgent

Jun 4 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Empire Online

She's off to the Divergent universeWith the cameras already rolling on Divergent sequel Insurgent under the directorial eye of Robert Schwentke, a new name has joined the cast, with Naomi Watts now on board.Watts, who will soon head to the Atlanta set to start work, has scored the role of Evelyn, leader of the Factionless. They’re the people in the future society who weren’t selected for any of the vario ...
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Naomi Watts Joins The "Divergent" Sequels

Jun 4 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Naomi Watts has signed on for the next three films in Lionsgate's "Divergent" franchise. Watts will play the key role of Evelyn, the leader of the Factionless who first appears in next year's "Insurgent" and has a major role in the two-part finale "Allegiant". Director Robert Schwentke began shooting "Insurgent" last week in Atlanta with the first film's ...
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