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James Brown Biopic

James Brown Held the Spotlight, No Matter How Dark Life Got

Ted Fox | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ted Fox

From what Mr. Brown told me, and as the wonderful new movie, "Get On Up" powerfully shows, whatever frustrations he was dealing with then couldn't begin to match the pain, rejection and daily obstacles he endured as boy and young man.

Sitting at the Feet of Jill Scott

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

You probably know that Jill Scott is a critically acclaimed actress. But you may not know some of the dues she paid to get there. She discovered the hard way that there is no book, nor dummy's guide to dealing with fame in Hollywood.

The James Brown I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown was simply his own man who could embrace, identify with, and at times defend black activism. He clearly wanted the world to see and think of him as much more than an entertainer -- and he knew he'd be both praised and vilified for it.

James Brown Told Me I Have Soul: How a Meeting With the Godfather Changed My Life Forever

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fragala Smith

The way James Brown saw it, the hardships in his life -- born in a shotgun shack in the woods, abandoned by his mother, spending days as a child picking cotton under the hot sun, troubles with the law, substance abuse issues, the betrayal of friends and business associates -- were not disadvantages, but rather, sacred consecrations.

5 Ways James Brown Made A Major Impact On American Culture

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eig...

Chadwick Boseman Discusses James Brown 'Cut-Throat' Qualities

Associated Press | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for the ...

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Brennan Williams

'42' Star Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Filling the shoes of "The Godfather Of Soul" James Brown for a feature-length film is not an easy task, according to actor Chadwick Boseman. This summ...

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...

Mississippi To Host Major Film Project

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment

JACKSON, Miss. — Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed "The Help," said Monday that he'll make a biographical feature film about Jame...

Who Will Be James Brown? Casting Begins For Bio-Pic

Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices

Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, Tate Taylor, to helm the long-awaited James Brown bio-flick. In addition to c...

James Brown Movie Moves Forward Without Spike Lee

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment

In December of 2006, Spike Lee was hired to write and direct a film about the life of James Brown for producer Brian Grazer. One year later, Wesley Sn...