It was at the Hotel Bristol, on a beautiful September morning that Chadwick Boseman gave us an appointment to talk about Get On Up , the new film by Tate Taylor ( The Help ), in which he holds the top of the bill and a role for him: that of James Brown. And the result is, well, stunning!
In this frenetic biopic, blasted reinforced cult hits signed “Mr Dynamite” actor offers breathtaking score narrowly in both gestures, phrasing, energy than the fiery and frenzied dance which contributed the legend James Brown. “ I know everyone was waiting for me to turn on the dance!” has given us Chadwick Boseman. “It was a lot of pressure for me. I worked 5 hours or more every day to be in, and that for days and days. “A challenge raised easily by the actor, 37, who had camped a celebrity in the past, including Jackie Robinson, baseball legend in 42 Brian Helgeland.
If Get On Up focuses on the career of James Brown, he nevertheless away from the hagiographic narrative, often specific to biopics . Oscillating between stage performances, megalomaniacal delusions (“ Who used my toilet? ,” an instant classic line from the movie, and truthful) and flashbacks, the film reveals the dark side of ” Godfather of Soul “, from his childhood to his broken patented megalomania, through his addiction problems, his bouts of domestic violence, loneliness too. In summary, Get On Up pourait quickly become a gem for fans of James Brown, a fine introduction for others.