Get on Up is the new James Brown bio pic that starts tomorrow! The directors are from the UK and Mick Jagger supervised the music....this movie is going to SMOKE...a film that most likely will be up for the Academy Award....starts August 1 TOMORROW
Supercharged by Chadwick Boseman’s tour de force as the iconic Godfather of Soul James Brown — and pitch-perfect music supervision by producer and longtime devotee Mick Jagger — “Get On Up’’ is one funk-tastic musical biopic.
Vigorously directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help’’), the film largely avoids standard rise-and-fall clichés and strained attempts to explain a messy and colorful life filled with contradictions that doesn’t easily fit inside a 2 ¹/₂ hour narrative with a PG-13 rating.
Instead, the screenplay by British brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow’’) jumps back and forth between significant incidents — opening in 1988 with a high-on-PCP, middle-aged Brown using a rifle to terrorize a roomful of insurance agents, one of whom accidentally used Brown’s private bathroom in the same building.