James Brown Biopic Scores Date, Title

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 29th 2013 10:06AM

Universal Pictures have announced a title and release date for "The Help" director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.

"Get On Up", starring Chadwick Boseman ("42") as the famed Godfather of Soul, will hit cinemas on Friday, October 17th 2014.

The film explores Brown's life from his impoverished childhood to his becoming one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century.

Source: Universal Pictures