Connect with us

Black Listed

Jill Scott Cast in James Brown Biopic

Jill Scott

Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have been cast in Get On Up, Universal and Imagine’s biopic of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

Tate Taylor, who helmed The Help, is directing and is also producing along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman also producing under their Jagged Films banner. Chadwick Boseman (42) is portraying Brown in the film, which follows the singer from humble beginnings to the height of stardom while recounting his battle with drug addiction, arrest for domestic violence, and flirtation with financial ruin. 

In a part that is being written specifically for her, Scott will play Brown's wife.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending

Investigation Suggests James Brown Could’ve Been Murdered

News

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Gives Moving SAG Award Speech 'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Gives Moving SAG Award Speech

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Gives Moving SAG Award Speech

Entertainment

Oprah Throws ‘Black Panther’ Party Celebrating Film’s Golden Globe Nods

Entertainment

D.C. Walk of Fame to Honor James Brown, Marvin Gaye & Others

Entertainment

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup