How 'Get On Up' got done

July 31, 2014 8:40 PM

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How 'Get On Up' got done

Producer Brian Grazer, who grew up loving James Brown's music, got the notion for the movie in the late '90s while working on another movie about music, 8 Mile.

"I met James Brown several times, went to several of his concerts, and I ended getting the rights from James Brown to his life story," Grazer says. "And I had several different writers work on this script. I was prepared to make the movie, and James Brown dies." It was Christmas Day, 2006. The film ...

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