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Posted On September 5, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Chadwick Boseman to Star in Untitled Thriller He Co-Wrote

Universal Pictures have picked up a thriller pitch from “42” and “Get On Up” actor Chadwick Boseman, according to Deadline. The untitled film is described as being similar to “The Fugitive.” Universal’s Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce the film for Marc Platt Productions. Boseman will star in the film he wrote with Logan Coles, his writing partner. Coles will also be a co-producer on the project. This is not the first film the writing partners have worked on together. In 2008, they collaborated on short “Blood Over a BrokenRead More
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Chadwick Boseman resurrects the Godfather of Soul himself to the big screen as seen in the latest trailer for Tate Taylor‘s James Brown biopic “Get On Up.” The film, which is set to chronicle Brown’s journey from a poor boy into a timeless icon of music, is following in the footsteps of past biopics about legendary musicians, such as “Ray” and “Walk The Line.” Whether it will also reach the same critical success of its predecessors remains to be seen, but for now it’s got the prestige of “The Help”Read More
Ever since relative unknown Chadwick Boseman broke out playing Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” the possibility of him donning a superhero costume has been an open ended question, mostly because that’s just what rising stars do these days – leverage a smaller breakout role into headlining a major blockbuster. In fact, he was first tipped as a potential “Black Panther” for Marvel nearly a year ago. Well, someone finally decided to ask the man himself about this very possibility. During press rounds for his latest film “Draft Day,” raisedRead More
From Jackie Robinson to James Brown? Chadwick Boseman has made a total transformation into the Godfather of Soul in the first trailer released today from Tate Taylor’s biopic “Get On Up.” The nearly 3 minute long trailer basically walks us through Brown’s entire rise to stardom, from poor boy to inmate to aspiring singer to legendary musical icon. Taylor previously said that for the musical numbers, Taylor will use a mix of Boseman’s singing and “an overlay of Brown’s actual voice.” The supporting cast includes Taylor’s “The Help” stars OctaviaRead More
He channeled Jackie Robinson to tremendous success in “42,” and now rising star Chadwick Boseman turns to a very different iconic historical figure for his followup. EW has the first photo from “Get On Up,” Tate Taylor’s biopic of James Brown in which Boseman looks mighty convincing as the Godfather of Soul. Taylor also reiterates that Boseman has made a total transformation. “Jackie has left the building, we’ll just say that,” he tells EW. “Oh my god, Chad’s having so much fun.” The film, which is also a bit ofRead More
Well, THR called dibs on the moves like Jagger joke, but indeed, newcomer Nick Eversman, currently recurring on the CW’s “The Tomorrow People,” will play Mick Jagger in James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” starring “42”‘s Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul. The currently-filming biopic also stars Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer and Craig Robinson. Boseman signed on for the lead role back in August, with “The Help”‘s Tate Taylor directing. “Get On Up” will chronicle Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to becoming the “godfather of soul” withRead More
From one iconic figure to another, “42”‘s Jackie Robinson Chadwick Boseman has just been cast to play singer James Brown in Universal’s long-gestating biopic on the singer. Variety reports the project also enters the officially greenlit stage following this crucial casting. “The Help”‘s Tate Taylor is directing the untitled biopic which will chronicle Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to becoming the “godfather of soul” with hits in the 60s and 70s including “Please, Please, Please,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and many, manyRead More