Nick Eversman To Play Mick Jagger In ‘Get On Up’ Biopic
Tate Taylor’s Get On Up is adding another cast member to the James Brown biopic.
Tomorrow People actor Nick Eversman will play Sir Mick Jagger in the upcoming rock biopic. The actor landed the part by auditioning and sending in both a tape of himself singing the Stones song “Time Is On My Side” and a side-by-side comparison of himself and the real Jagger, who’s company Jagged Films is producing the movie.
Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer and Craig Robinson also have roles in the flick. The plot traces Brown’s rise from humble beginning to stardom through to his eventual drug-fueled downfall.
The Universal production was written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman. The film is scheduled to start production this month.