“A Look Inside” Featurette For The James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ – Starring Chadwick Boseman As The Godfather Of Soul
From Universal Pictures comes this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Get On Up,’ featuring the likes of Pharrell, Cee-Lo, Mick Jagger, Aloe Blacc, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer discussing James Brown’s monumental impact on music and culture. James Brown, one of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, died in 2006 at age 73. Chadwick Boseman will portray the Godfather of Soul over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon.
Set for August 1st in the US and September 26th in the UK, Chadwick Boseman is joined in the Tate Taylor-directed film by Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Aloe Blacc, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd and Octavia Spencer.
Artwork by Richey Beckett.
Ahead of Independence Day in the US, 20th Century Fox has debuted this latest TV spot for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th in the UK, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son Alexander, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney. Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
As a huge fan of both Jimi Hendrix and Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) I’ve been closely following this film for a while now. From writer-director John Ridley (Oscar-winning ’12 Years a Slave’ screenwriter), ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ charts just over a year in a man’s life. The year James Marshall Hendrix blossomed and became Jimi Hendrix. The year he spent as a young musician trying to make it on the streets and in the clubs of London with the lovers, friends, and musical collaborators who were a part of his legendary life and inspired him.
Starring Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix, ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ features a stellar supporting cast in Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman and Ruth Negga. The film opens in the US on September 26th and in the UK from August 8th.
In light of the enormous success of ‘Ride Along’ at the box office, Universal Pictures swiftly set a January 15th, 2016 release date for the sequel to the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy. Now in our first bit of casting news for ‘Ride Along 2,’ we’re hearing that Olivia Munn and Ken Jeong have joined the film, which has Tim Story returning to direct, and Hart and Ice Cube reprising their roles as a security guard and an Atlanta cop. The original earned a hefty $153,262,184 million at the box office from a budget of $25 million.
“United We Purge”: New Posters For ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ – Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo…
Universal and Blumhouse Productions have revealed this new set of posters for the soon-to-be-released ‘The Purge’ sequel, ’The Purge: Anarchy.’ The film, which is scheduled for a July 18th release in the US and a July 25th bow in the UK, will see the return of writer-director James DeMonaco. The likes of Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Keith Stanfield star in the horror-thriller.