James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ to Open Zurich

LONDON — Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic “Get On Up” will open the Zurich Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the premiere.

The film, which follows the soul musician’s rise from poverty to stardom, also stars Octavia Spencer. The cast also includes Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis and Lennie James.

Taylor previously attended the fest with “The Help,” which was the closing film in 2011.

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