Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The cast of the James Brown biopic, Get On Up is becoming more star-studded as the days go by.
Deadline is now reporting that singer-actor Keith Robinson is joining the cast of the film. You may remember him as “CC” in the 2006 film version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. According to the site, Robinson will play the role of Baby Roy, one of the original members of Brown’s band.
He joins Viola Davis, who will be playing Brown’s mother Susie Brown, Octavia Spencer who will play Brown’s aunt Anne Tunney, Nelsan Ellis who will play Bobby Byrd and 42’s Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul.
Last week, we announced that singer-actress Jill Scott was coming on board to portray Brown’s wife along with legendary comedian, Dan Ackroyd as Brown’s long-time manager Ben Bart.
Get On Up is being directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor along with Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. The film is also being produced through Mick Jagger’s production company, Jagged Films.
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