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James Brown's legacy stays on the scene with 'Get on Up'
James Brown's legacy stays on the scene with 'Get on Up'

It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James Brown. Arriving in theaters on Aug. 1, "Get on Up," starring Chadwick Boseman ("42") and directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), sees Brown's roller-coaster tale (poverty, abandonment, soaring fame, musical innovation, a stint in prison) as emblematic of nothing less than the American dream, a story of self-reliance, aspiration and a man who had ants in his pants and the need to dance. Grazer met with Brown several times to discuss the project but...

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