Friday, August 1, 2014

In 'Get on Up, Becoming James Brown With Every Murmur, Milestone and Mashed Potato

Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get on Up." Photo from "Get on Up" Facebook page.

MR. Chadwick Aaron Boseman is on trend to becoming a household name. His journey started with “42,” playing Jackie Robinson.

In “Get on Up: The James Brown Story,” opening today in U.S. theaters, the South Carolina native portrays another legendary, history-making figure. The moment CB shows up on screen, speaking in that rapid-fire rasp, he morphs into “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” (See video below).

The film, directed by Tate Taylor, tracks JB's life from his difficult childhood in Georgia to the early 1990s, around the time he begins to make a comeback after a stretch in prison for failing to stop for police and leading them on a two-state car chase.

CB delivers an electrifying performance, exquisitely capturing JB's hubris, in what is sure to be considered one of the best films of the year. And perhaps, the best biopic of the year from a story by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. It was adapted for the big screen screen by JB and J-HB.

“Get on Up” will not be forgotten during awards season. CB is sure to see his name on some Best Actor lists … More shortly

“Get on Up” is rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations; visit to learn more about the film.

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