Movie News: Chadwick Boseman As James Brown (First Look); Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight;' Muppets Social Media Outrage

Movie News: Chadwick Boseman As James Brown (First Look); Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight;' Muppets Social Media Outrage

Jan 13, 2014

Get On Up

Get on Up: Chadwick Boseman, who helped bring legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson to life in last year's 42, has now taken on the challenging opportunity to star as legendary performer James Brown in Get on Up. The first official image has been released, and it catches him in mid-song. Tate Taylor (The Help) directs; the movie will dance its way into theaters on August 1. [EW.com]

The Hateful Eight: Quentin Tarantino has spoken in vague terms about doing another Western as a follow-up to 2012's Django Unchained, but now it seems that he's completed the first draft of a script titled The Hateful Eight, and it is definitely a Western. Reportedly he has Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern specifically in mind for a couple of roles; the screenplay will most likely go through several revisions before it's ready for production. [Deadline]

Richard Pryor: Lee Daniels, who guided The Butler to critical and popular success last summer, is in negotiations to direct another comedy-drama inspired by real life: a biographical portrait of comedian, actor and filmmaker Richard Pryor. The film is set largely in the 1970s, and three actors are still in the mix to play Pryor: Marlon Wayans, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) and Eddie Murphy. The Weinstein Company will finance the project, which does not yet have a title. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Muppets Most Wanted Trailer: For those of us who spend far more time than we probably should on social media every day, the new "Outrage" trailer for Muppets Most Wanted will really hit home. For everyone else… enjoy a good chuckle at our expense! The movie opens in theaters on March 21. [Muppets Studio]



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