Boseman: “I was scared of it. There was no part of it that was straightforward and easy.” Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP
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At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up".Behind the glitzy costumes, pompadours and showman's bravura, the film, produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer, shows Brown as an industrious teen scrounging a living, troubled, perfectionist musician, an egotistical performer and a shrewd businessman.For Jagger, finding an actor who could dance and depict Brown's charisma with the audience in the film, which was directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help") was important.Jagger and the Rolling Stones played on the same bill with Brown in 1964 at a live concert in California. As a performer influenced by him, Jagger wanted to find just the right actor to play Brown.
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