[Movies] Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott Join Cast of James Brown Biopic Get on Up Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.31.2013
Scott set to play Brown’s wife…
THR reports that Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have signed on to the cast of the upcoming James Brown biopic.
The two actors join the cast of Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Lennie James, and Octavia Spencer in the film to be directed by Tate Taylor. Scott will be playing the role of Brown's wife. Aykroyd is set to play Ben Bart, the President of one of New York's biggest talent agencies.
The story follows Brown (Boseman) from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures in music.
Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing the film for Imagine Entertainment.