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Get on Up (movie)

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Get on Up
Directed byTate Taylor
Screenplay by
  • Jez Butterworth
  • John-Henry Butterworth
Story by
Produced by
CinematographyStephen Goldblatt
Edited byMichael McCusker
Music byThomas Newman
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01) (United States)
Running time
139 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$30 million[2]
Box office$33.4 million

Get on Up is a 2014 American biographical musical drama movie about the life of singer James Brown and directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.

The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Nelsan Ellis as Bobby Byrd, Dan Aykroyd as Ben Bart, Viola Davis as Susie Brown, Craig Robinson as Maceo Parker, and Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey.

The movie was released on August 1, 2014, received positive reviews.


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  1. "GET ON UP (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. Steve Dougherty (July 24, 2014). "James Brown and the Making of 'Get On Up'". WSJ.