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Universal Gets Behind Tate Taylor’s James Brown Biopic

Universal Pictures has agreed to release Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic “Get On Up” on October 17, 2014.

The studio’s agreement comes after the news that “42” star Chadwick Boseman signed on to play the Godfather of Soul. Taylor signing on to helm the film also had a major say in the studio’s decision, as he directed the hugely successful film, “The Help.

Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins along with Jagged Films’ Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman will be producing. Wyolah Films’ John Norris and Trish Hofmann and Peter Afterman are all executive producers.

Below is a video of Brown performing “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” on an episode of “Soul Train.”

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