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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Get On Up’

Film: Get On Up Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd Directed by: Tate Taylor Chadwick Boseman, who previously played Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, nails down James Brown’s eccentric presence in an otherwise generic biopic that loses its groove while jumping between big moments in the legendary musician’s life. Get On Up plays like […]

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New ‘Get on Up’ Trailer: Dan Aykroyd Helps James Brown Find Success

Universal Pictures have released a new trailer for their upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up. The clip premiered on Yahoo earlier today, but you can now watch the footage right here on UTG. 42 lead Chadwick Boseman stars as the Godfather of Soul in this summer’s funkiest drama, with Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia […]

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Watch The First Trailer For The James Brown Biopic, ‘Get On Up’

There seems to be a surprising lack of music-centric films scheduled for release in 2014, but one biopic everyone can look forward to is the story of the Godfather Of Soul himself, James Brown. Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42, will portray James Brown in the upcoming biopic, Get On […]

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‘Spectacular Now’ Star Miles Teller to Play Dan Aykroyd in John Belushi Biopic

After receiving widespread praise for his portrayal of a drummer chasing his dreams in the Sundance opener Whiplash, Miles Teller is back in the Hollywood headlines this morning with new casting news. According to Emile Hirsch (via THR), Miles Teller has been tapped to portray comedy icon Dan Aykroyd opposite Hirsch in the upcoming John […]

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Emile Hirsch Cast as John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

Variety reports Emile Hirsch has been chosen to star as John Belushi in an untitled biopic about the legendary comedian. The film will begin filming in New York City in the spring, with Steve Conrad directing his own screenplay adapted from the 2005 biography Belushi. Conrad’s writing credits are rather impressive and include The Weather […]

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Dan Aykroyd Performs “Born In Chicago” On Fallon

This may be the best non-news item of the week. Elwood Blues is alive and well, my friends, and last night he made a rare appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. Introduced by Fallon in a grandiose fashion fit for a legend (which he is), Dan Aykroyd made a rare late night appearance last […]

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Bill Murray WILL NOT Be In “Ghostbusters 3”

Since the idea of another Ghostbusters film returned to headlines after the series’ recent video game success, Dan Aykroyd has faced one question more than any other: Will Bill Murray be returning? Now, following months (probably years) of speaking as vaguely as possible on the subject, Aykroyd has confirmed that the final answer is no, […]

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Dan Aykroyd Says “Ghostbusters 3” Script Is “Excellent,” Will Shoot With Or Without Bill Murray

Just a few months ago, reps from Sony commented that they would not be moving forward on a new Ghostbusters project without the involvement of Bill Murray. This came as a disappointment to fans across the planet who had been following the sequel, which has been in development limbo for over a decade, and truly […]