True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Cast in James Brown Movie

October 22, 2013 by  

Nelsan to Play Bobby Byrd in Get On Up:

Nelsan Ellis Stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True Blood

Fans of Lafayette Reynolds in HBO’s True Blood will still be able to get their Nelsan Ellis fix after the show finishes next year. Deadline has revealed he has been cast as Bobby Byrd in the newest James Brown biopic entitled Get On Up. Bobby Byrd was James Brown’s long time friend as well as his musical collaborator, so fans will get to see quite a bit of Nelsan Ellis in this role.

The movie is being directed by Tate Taylor for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger will be producing and the lead role of James Brown will be played by Chadwick Boseman.

Filming begins in November in Mississippi but no release date has been set as yet.

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Source: Deadline – ‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Gets Key Role In James Brown Pic ‘Get On Up’

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