Get On Up | Dwight Brown

July 30, 2014 8:37 PM

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Get On Up | Dwight Brown

This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told.

This project had been in development for years. It took on new momentum when Browns' family approached Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones about shepherding the production, which he did with producer Brian Grazer (American Gangster, Frost/Nixon). (FYI: The Stones and James Brown once toured together.)...

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