Tag Archives: Nelsan Ellis

  • First Look at Chadwick Boseman As James Brown in Upcoming Biopic Emerges on ‘Today’ Show (Watch)

    Mar 6, 14 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *Anyone wondering whether Chadwick Boseman could pull off playing James Brown need only look at the first footage of the actor that surfaced during the “Today” show on Wednesday. Boseman, along with film producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming Universal Pictures’ biopic on Brown titled “Get on […]

  • Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

    Nov 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Tika Sumpter, currently starring on OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots,” has joined the cast of Universal’s James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” reports Deadline.com. She will play Yvonne Fair, a singer in the James Brown Revue who recorded Brown’s “I Found You,” which later was reworked into his classic “I Got You […]

  • Nelsan Ellis Joins James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

    Oct 22, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Nelsan Ellis has been set to play Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s longtime friend and musical collaborator in the Tate Taylor-directed “Get On Up” for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Imagine’s Brian Grazer is producing with Jagged Films’ Mick Jagger. It’s a big role in the film behind Brown, who’s being played by Chadwick Boseman. As […]

  • Dir. Tate Taylor Considering Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer for JB Biopic

    Aug 27, 13 by PJ 1 Comment


    *“The Help” director Tate Taylor might be putting together an on screen reunion for the James Brown movie with Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Nelsan Ellis being considered for supporting roles alongside Chadwick Boseman, according to TheWrap. No official offers have been made yet according to a studio insider, and none of the stars’ representatives […]

  • True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis to Play MLK in ‘The Butler’

    Jul 30, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Actor Nelsan Ellis will go from a possessed gay Louisiana cook in HBO’s “True Blood” to the prince of peace on the big screen. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] Director Lee Daniels has tapped the star to play Martin Luther King Jr. in “The Butler,” reports Deadline.com. Mariah Carey and Yaya DaCosta (“America’s Next Top […]

  • ‘True Blood’ Finale to Leave Fans Hanging

    Sep 12, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 9 Comments


    *If you are expecting a good ending to this season’s “True Blood,” think again. Unless you like cliff-hangers that carry on to the next season, you may be disappointed. According to Nelsan Ellis, who plays the role of Lafayette in the series, viewers may be unhappy. “People are going to be [upset] because they’re going […]