Movie Exclusive – First Trailer for James Brown Biopic “Get On Up”

Director Tate Taylor gained critical acclaim for his 2011 film, The Help, and it looks like he has another powerful film under his belt. Collider has shared the first trailer for Taylor’s next directorial adventure, a James Brown biopic entitled Get On Up.

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The cast behind this film includes Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, and Jill Scott. This is Boseman’s second time portraying a historical icon as he also recently played Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42.

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Image via Collider

Here is an official synopsis for Get On Up (via Apple Movie Trailers):

“In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up.  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.”

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you be interested in seeing Get On Up when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014? Do you think this film could be an Oscar contender next year?

Sources: Collider, YouTube, and Apple Movie Trailers

Movie Exclusive – “Diana” Biopic Gets Official Theatrical Release Date

Actress Naomi Watts has two Oscar nominations under her belt and with recent production changes for her biopic, Diana, it looks like she is poised for a third. The talented actress is portraying the People’s Princess in the awaited biopic, which Oliver Hirschbiegel directed. Entertainment One recently announced that Diana will be officially hitting theaters in limited release on November 1, 2013.

As perviously reported, the film is following the last two years of Lady Di’s life and her romantic relationship with heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Khan (Lost‘s Naveen Andrews). Of course, the film also touches on the highly public relationship and divorce between the Princess and Prince Charles.

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hirschbiegel had this to say about Diana as a character: “She finds that love that she’s always been longing for and she’s always been deprived of. She is the most complex character I’ve ever had to deal with.”

The release date being moved into the beginning of November puts the film in a good position to be considered for award season. However, this year is a big year for film and Ender’s GameLast Vegas, Dallas Buyers Club, and Free Birds are also premiering on November 1.

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What do you think of the release date change? Do you think Watts could finally win her Oscar this year? Are you looking forward to seeing her as lady Diana?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Exclusive – New International Poster Released for “Diana” Biopic

A stunning new international poster has been released for the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed biopic entitled Diana. The production itself has actually undergone several changes with both the title and release date being changed. The original title was Caught in Flight, but it was later changed to simply, Diana. The release date was also changed from August 29 to September 20, 2013.

This biopic takes a looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan and the last few years of her life. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana and Dr. Hasnat Khan is being played by Naveen Andrews. The biopic also stars Cas Anvar, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, and Daniel Pirrie.

This poster gives us another glimpse of Watts in the iconic role of Princess Diana and the resemblance is almost uncanny. Personally, I think Watts was a great choice for the role and I am very interested in seeing how the film plays out. If you have not already, be sure to watch the first trailer for the film here.

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What do you think of this new international poster for Diana? Do you think Watts is right for the iconic role? What do you think of the other cast members involved in this project? Will you be interested in seeing this film when it is released?

Sources: Entertainment Tonight, Huffington Post, Apple Movie Trailers, and IMDbPro

New Images of Naomi Watts in “Diana” Biopic

Back in July, the first official photo of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana was released. Watts is going to be portraying the beloved Princess in a biopic entitled, Diana. At first the film was going to be called Caught in Flight, but then the film’s title was changed simply to Diana.

Recently, two more photos from the film were released. These new photos will give audiences a glance at Watts as Lady Diana and a glimpse into a relationship that is explored in the biopic.  The Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed film looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan; played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews. Diana is currently set to hit theaters on August 29, 2013.

Are you excited for this biopic? Do you think Watts will do well in portraying Lady Diana? Take a look at these two new photos:

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Source: Collider

First Look – Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

Naomi Watts has been cast as (and will be playing) Princess Diana in a biopic about Diana in the last years of her life. From doing some research on the film I noticed that there was a conflict with the actual title. According to Entertainment Weekly the biopic is currently titled Diana, but according to IMDb and a few other sources the film is titled Caught in Flight. The Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed film looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan; played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews.

In a press release recently Watts stated, “It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role — Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.”

What do you think of this photo?

UPDATE: The biopic has been officially renamed to just simply Diana.

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/05/naomi-watts-princess-diana-photo/ and http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2107669/maindetails