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Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (Tate Taylor). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (John-Henry Butterworth). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 1, 2014

Cast

Chadwick Boseman
as James Brown
Viola Davis
as Susie Brown
Octavia L. Spencer
as Aunt Honey
Nelsan Ellis
as Bobby Byrd
Lennie James
as Joe Brown
Tika Sumpter
as Yvonne Fair
Jill Scott
as DeeDee Brown
Dan Aykroyd
as Ben Bart
Fred Melamed
as Syd Nathan
Craig Robinson
as Maceo Parker
Josh Hopkins
as Ralph Bass
Brandon Smith
as Little Richard
Aunjanue Ellis
as Vicki Anderson
Tariq Trotter
as Pee Wee Ellis
Keith Robinson
as Baby Roy
J.D. Evermore
as Seminar Presenter
Ahna O'Reilly
as Reporter
Hunter Burke
as Soldier
James DuMont
as Corporal Dooley
Stacey Scowley
as Penelope White
Clyde Jones
as Daddy Grace
Michael Papajohn
as 1949 Cop
Julius Tennon
as Grandpa Byrd
Sandra Denise
as Female in Audience
John Benjamin Hickey
as Richard
Allison Janney
as Kathy
Jason Davis
as Mayor White
Billy Slaughter
as Pool Cleaner
Dionne Renee
as Dancer

Crew

Tate Taylor
Director
Tate Taylor
Producer
Victoria Pearman
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Mick Jagger
Producer
Erica Huggins
Producer
Jez Butterworth
Screenwriter
Jez Butterworth
Screen Story
Steven Baigelman
Screen Story
Steven Baigelman
Screenwriter
Tate Taylor
Screenwriter
Stephen Goldblatt
Cinematographer
Margaret Yen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Budd Carr
Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael McCusker
Editor
Mark Ricker
Production Designer
Jesse Rosenthal
Art Director
Trish Hofmann
Executive Producer
Peter Afterman
Executive Producer
Jez Butterworth
Executive Producer
Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Kerry Barden
Casting
Paul Schnee
Casting
Julie Hewett
Makeup Designer
Robin Fisichella
Production Supervisor
Charlene Amateau
Costumes Supervisor
Dennis Berardi
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gregg Baxter
Supervising Sound Editor
Trish Hofmann
Unit Production Manager
Tricia Miles
Post Production Supervisor
Greg P. Russell
Re-Recording Mixer
Mick Jagger
Executive Music Producer
Scott Millan
Re-Recording Mixer
Aaron Weintraub
Visual Effects Supervisor
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