Get On Up was filmed in Natchez and Jackson, Miss.
Chadwick Boseman, a native of Anderson, S.C., who portrayed baseball player Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, stars as Brown. Directed by Tate Taylor, who previously directed The Help, the Brown biopic features the earlier movie’s stars Viola Davis as Brown’s mother, Susie Brown, and Octavia Spencer as “Aunt Honey.”
Brown’s second wife, Deidre “Dee Dee” Jenkins Brown, is being portrayed by actress Jill Scott. Keith Robinson, who graduated from Columbia County’s Lakeside High School, is cast as Baby Roy, one of the members of Brown’s backup group, The Famous Flames.