Director: Tate Taylor
Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon Mychal Smith, Tika Sumpter, Aunjanue Ellis, Tariq Trotter, Aloe Blacc, Keith Robinson, Nick Eversman, J.D. Evermore, Carol Lee, Cleta Elaine Ellington, Jim Gleason, Ahna O’Reilly, Antonius Charles, Donald Watkins, Corey Sorenson, Hunter Burke, James DuMont, Jamarion Scott, Jordan Scott, Stacey Scowley, Rena DeAngelo, Liz Mikel, Aakomon Jones, George Quinones, Aaron Jay Rome, Atkins Estimond, Clyde Jones, Matt Thompson, Michael Papajohn, Denzel Reed, Phyllis Montana LeBlanc, Julius Tennon, Taura Cherne, Kirk Bovill, Cariella Smith, Jacinte Blankenship, Sandra DeNise, Sheldon Frett, Mario J. Radford, Joe Blankenship, Randy Smith, Alvin Edney II, Adrien Scott Robinson, Elliott June Rogers, John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney, Jamell Richardson, Jason Davis, Just N. Time, David Carzell, Dominic Thigpen, Billy Slaughter, Madrianna Allen, Nadège August, Jaclyn Bethany, Kevin Boff, Jesse Brand, Kary Brown, Mack Charles Brown, Tommy Brown, Elizabeth Burcham, Winthorpe Burke, Rebecca Chulew, Artrial Clark, Cristie Schoen Codd, Laura Cooley, Kylen Davis, Rob Demery, Miles Donald, Derrick Dee Drake, Gregory Fears, Felicity Flesher, Bryan Gildner, Gloria Gonnillini, Lesley Gore, Stuart Greenwell, David Horace Greer, Lenita Harris, Christopher Heskey, Jacelyn Howard, Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Jeremy Jarvis, Hudson Laird, Lamar Lott, Shumon Lucas, Justin Mabry, David Moncrief, Chad D Montgomery, Ritchie Montgomery, Gina Mooney, Chris Moore, David Andrew Nash, Stacy Stephen Purser, Angela Ramsey, Anthony Ramsey, Charles R. Rooney, Christopher Rucinski, Leslie Saucier, William Schaff, Philip A Scott, Edward Rashad Smith, Brett Sobel, Joseph Stephens Jr., Eugenia Stewart, Lawrence D. Wallace I, Ted Warren, Kelly Wedgeworth, Doug Whitaker, Calvin Williams, Cotton Yancey
Synopsis: A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Release Date: August 1, 2014 (USA) | Length: 139 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Note: Spike Lee was originally set to direct this film.