The movie Get On Up -- a big screen full feature -- is the biopic on the life of James Brown, opening across the country August 1. Chadwick Boseman, who starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie biopic 42 is quite the character actor. He transforms into Mr. Brown. He prepared six months for the part and it took him three months to come out of character. He is terrific and one of the best character actors of our day. The acting is superb. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott and Dan Ackroyd are also in the cast. The unspoken hero of the movie is the Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger who was a Brown admirer. He is one of the film's producers.
The movie was discussed during Brown's lifetime and he told them they would have difficulty in finding someone to play him. The film was shot in Natchez, Mississippi.