December 05, 2013
Actress Tika Sumpter, star of Tyler Perry's The Haves And Have-Nots, will be hoping on Universal's biopic of the late, great James Brown called Get On Up, according to Deadline.
Get On Up follows the turbulent life of the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown, who recorded such legendary hits as Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, It's a Man's Man's Man's World and The Payback.
Sumpter will be playing Yvonne Fair, a singer in the James Brown revue who recorded I Found You with Brown. I Found You later became the classic song I Got You (I Feel Good).
42 Star Chadwick Boseman stars as Brown, alongside Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.