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Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up

Trailer unveiled for James Brown biopic, Get On Up
Michael Bonner

I was reading over the weekend about Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese's latest collaboration - a project for HBO about the music industry in New York during the Seventies.

Apparently, Scorsese will direct the pilot, which is being written by Terence Winter, a regular on The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Scorsese's recent The Wolf Of Wall Street. It all sounds promising - as long as you don't go on about Boardwalk Empire too much, I guess.

By coincidence, the first trailer has been released today for Get On Up, another Jagger production and, as if you didn't already know, the biopic of James Brown. Rock biopics, of course, are legendarily inconsistent in terms of delivering quality: for every 24 Hour Party People or Control there's a Ray and Walk The Line. On the strength of this trailer, at least, Get On Up appears to be pretty conventional soup to nuts fare but with added gunplay.

Anyway, you can watch it below. Let me know what you think.

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