Friday, November 15, 2013

Tika Sumpter Cast in James Brown Biopic


The Haves and The Have Nots star Tika Sumpter has been cast in the new James Brown biopic 'Get On Up...'

Tika will star as James Brown Revue singer Yvonne Fair who recorded the vocals for "I Found You," which was later reworked into the classic "I Got You (I Feel Good)."

Tika joins Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott, True Blood's Nelsan Ellis and Keith Robinson.

Taraji P. Henson is rumored to be cast as Tami Terrell but that has not been confirmed.

Get on Up is due in theaters August 2014. 

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIRST!!!!!!
THAT'S ALL I GOT........

Anonymous said...

can we get an angela davis biopic or maybe a donna summer one too??

Anonymous said...

good to see her get non tyler perry work......

Anonymous said...

@10:47 and Phyllis Hyman

@topic I guess her little exposure on The Havs has gotten her name out there.

Bee Gee said...

@10:47am - You know hollywood gotta wait until Zoe Saldana's calendar is clear first, lol..

Anonymous said...

Happy for this Black Beauty...she is gorgeous.
#blackgirlsrock

Anonymous said...

Yasss..Miss Tika is moving in another direction. She attended Heidi Klum's Masquerade party dressed as a beautiful Cleopatra.
I see her ambition and wish her all the success..

Anonymous said...

She's cute. Werk Beyotch!

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

she use to be on the soap operas. she was good to.

Anonymous said...

Love, love Tika Sumpter. The woman is beautiful and talented, so I'll be watching for her latest project. :)

Anonymous said...

I like her as an actress - good for her!

Anonymous said...

What makes you think Donna Summer and Phyllis Hyman have interesting lives beyond the caliber of 'Unsung' . All them bitches did was sing... Now Angela - she moved the world and made it different. I'd like to see a movie of her life, but there's no bad ass actress that could pull it off, so...

Anonymous said...

Dam! She is some hot melty chocolate.....lick lickady lick.

Anonymous said...

Now Angela - she moved the world and made it different. I'd like to see a movie of her life, but there's no bad ass actress that could pull it off, so...



oh honey she is out there its just that hollywood execs are too chickenshit to take a chance on an unknown.....sucks right??

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful

Anonymous said...

Not only is this chick GORGEOUSLY made she is a CLASS act. Saw her on wendy she's a respectable , young woman w/ her head on tight. #breathoffreshair

I will check for her

Nicole in Holmby Hills said...

Bitch looks ridiculously dumb with all of that hair on her head.

zeeedeee said...

She another one of those that can rock the hell outta a short haircut..

Anonymous said...

Bitch looks ridiculously dumb with all of that hair on her head.



DELUSION DETECTED!

Anonymous said...

What makes you think Donna Summer and Phyllis Hyman have interesting lives beyond the caliber of 'Unsung' . All them bitches did was sing.


phyllis might be unsung but not donna!! she was the queen of disco!! she had major impact and an interesting life.

zeeedeee said...

My mom put me on to Phyllis hyman when I was young..my sister and I had the sheer pleasure of seeing her in concert (one of her last) and she was singin her ass of..then she was on the floor..it was so sad..may she rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Phyllis hyman is a fuckin legend! period.

candyperfumegirl_14 said...

It's wonderful see a beautiful dark skinned sister on the screen.

Anonymous said...

@ 740


legendary flop i suppose

Anonymous said...

Oh boyeeeee. Another Civil Rights era movie with at least 100 scenes showing black folks scrubbing floors, ironing clothes, living on former slave plantations and singing while 2520's mean mug and call us "nigger."

zeeedeee said...

@7:40 YES...she is!

Anonymous said...

@4:07 PM I agree she should lose the weave.

On topic, Taraji P resembles Tammy Terrell. She'll do well.

dgrrl said...

Just came to say she is GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 8:27 pm

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who this girl is, but good luck with all that.

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