Get On Up - Movie

Get On Up – Movie

The man known the world over as “The Godfather of Soul” is finally getting the big screen treatment and production on the fascinating biopic is set to begin soon with an award winning director and a stellar principal cast. Get On Up, the story of James Brown is gearing up for production and the producers and casting directors of this sure to be hit feature film have announced their search for a number of talented performers of all ages to round out their impressive cast. Casting calls for roles of all sizes will be starting very soon and actors interested in auditioning can submit themselves today for consideration. This could be your chance to be a part of a timeless film about a truly timeless entertainer.

Get On Up will tell the moving life story of James Joseph Brown, the man who touched millions of lives with his unforgettable pop and funk music hits during his six decades of performances. The film will delve into Brown’s troubled and impoverished upbringing and highlight his tremendous journey from the back roads of South Carolina to the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Get On Up will be directed by the supremely talented Tate Taylor who’s impressive 2011 film The Help starring Emma Stone was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one. Taylor has lined up an already stunning principle cast that includes the talents of Chadwick Boseman (42, Lincoln Heights, Draft Day), Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Spider-Man, Dinner for Schmucks, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), two time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Doubt, Solaris, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Date Night, Smokin’ Aces). This film has all of the ingredients to be a critical and commercial smash hit and soon you could be a apart of it.

Casting calls for all available roles in Get On Up will be staring soon and actors of all ages can submit themselves today by sending emails here We will post more audition updates as soon as they are released so keep checking in for more news and leave a message in the space below and tell us what you think of the film and why you would like a chance at a casting call for the James Brown biopic Get On Up.

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110 Casting Responses

  1. Jahvanna McCully

    Name ; Jahvanna McCully
    Age and Birth Date : June 9, 1997 ;16
    Height: 5’4
    Weight : 120
    Body Type : Slim
    Race/Ethnicity : African American , White , Filipino.
    Hair Color ; Black
    Eye color : Brown
    City and State : San Diego , Ca
    Phone number : (619)381-2559
    Little About Me : I love to Sing , Dance , And have fun with friends ; I’ve been interested in modeling and acting for a Long time . Some Previous Experiences in School Dramas and Modeling .

  2. Gaybrielle Dixon

    Hi! My name is Gaybrielle Dixon but most call me Gabby. I just want to start off by saying that its a great opportunity in itself just to know that someone may read this and possibly be interested in getting in contact with me. I’m 17 years old and have been acting all my life. Mainly in church, school, and around the community. i have been speaking since i was 4. I also play the piano, dance and sing. These activities i’ve done since the age of 4 also. My dream was to get discovered at the age of 16, but to be completely honest, I know my talent is good enough to make it, I just did’nt push myself as hard as I knew I could. Now, just different things that go on in my life and different circumstances cause me to want it even more. All I can say now is that I hope and pray that someone sees me and is so satisfied that they’ll give me a chance. Thanks for the opportunity to just be able to express a little of who I am to you 🙂

  3. Austin Reed

    My name is Austin Reed. I am a 19 year old African American male attending college in Miami, Florida. I have always dreamed of taking on a role in a film and have always had confidence in my acting abilities. I can guarantee that any role that would be given to me, I would nail. I am charismatic, comedic, well spoken, and athletic. Even being an extra in a film would be a great deal to me and my career. Though I have not had any actual film experience, being in this film would make my dreams come alive. I promise that if I were chosen for this film, you would not at all regret it.

    Height: 6’2”

    Eye color: Brown

    Hair: Black

    Weight: 220

    Body type: Athletic

    Thank you!

  4. Austin Reed


    My name is Austin Reed. I am a 19 year old African American male attending college in Miami, Florida. I have always dreamed of taking on a role in a film and have always had confidence in my acting abilities. I am charismatic, comedic, well spoken, and athletic. Even being an extra in a film would be a great deal to me and my career. Though I have not had any actual film experience, being in this film would make my dreams come alive. I promise that if I were chosen for this film, you would not at all regret it.

    Height: 6’2”

    Eye color: Brown

    Hair: Black

    Weight: 220

    Body type: Athletic

    Thank you!

  5. Destiny Harris

    Hello my name is Destiny Harris. I am a 15 year old african american female and love acting. I have some acting experience, and love it. I love listening to James Brown, and would like to be a part this production. Thank you for your time.

  6. Paulina Bosco

    Hi my name is Paulina Bosco.I’come from Swizerland.I’am 20 years old i would like to be à Hollywood actress.I’am a black young woman.I’ would like to be a part of James Brown Movie Biographie.Please writte to me thx.

  7. AJ Walker

    I love James Brown’s music and I love the art of story telling . I would be honored to be a part of telling his story; and I am a good actress; however, I could always use the experience in the business.

  8. Chiana Valenzuela

    Hi my name is Chiana. Im very interested in playing a role in Get on Up.
    I would really appreciate it if you would reply back.
    I am filippino
    I live in Vacaville, Ca
    I sing, play the piano and violin

  9. Margie Carter

    I am a 52 year old professional African American female. I do not have any acting experience. I grew up in the era of listening to James Brown and many other Motown greats. The music that was played and written during my teenage years presented a message to the listener. To be a part of a movie recognizing the musical talent of an icon as well as the civic efforts of giving back to the community and risking his life to make the lives of other Africian Americans better, is unexplainable. Mr. Brown played a part in history with his music to teach and be an example of human rights. I am not taking anything away from any of the warriors that fought for my right to be Black and have the opportunity to survive in this world but its good for the younger generation to know that many musicians did what they could to make the future brighter and the world a little better. It would be an honor and a privilege to be apart of this movie celebrating the life of James Brown. I should be considered because i can relate to the schemes in the movie, appreciate them and understand the interpretations. I hope that you will consider me to be an extra.

  10. Sharon hannah

    Please choose my son for your movie
    He is a freshman in college with a 4.0 GPA
    He has always wanted to be on tv and when he was younger he was in some
    Talent conventions and an agency wanted him to go to CA for their green season for audtions
    But we could not leave jobs and go . He has had a few calls one was for 2 and half men tv show but he didnt make the last cut. He has acted in school plays and community theater
    His cousin was in O Brother Where Art Thou
    And he wants to be in a movie so much he is a great kid and has
    Had to take care of his younger brother who had Asperger’s syndrome
    Since he was 12 years old. He is 19 years old and has his own transportation
    He will be available for the January filming in jackson ms. We live Brandon MS about 20 min from Jackson MS He is 6 ft 9 in tall he wears a size 46xlt
    Coat 38 in waist he has brown long hair and green eyes he has had so many close casting calls
    And then not being picked. This would be a dream come true for him. Please consider him for your extras in Jackson Ms his name is Cody Hannah and his email is Thank you very much for your time.

  11. Sharon Hannah

    I am submitting my son Cody Hannah for a part in the James Brown movie
    He is a 19 year old college freshman with a 4.0 GPA
    He is 6 ft 9 in he has brown shaggy hair and green eyes
    He wears a 46 xlt coat 38 waist and size 15 shoe.
    When he was younger he acted in several theater productions and school and church plays.
    He has always Practical Application
    to be on tv. He has some traing with the Donna Groff agency in TN
    And Barry Shapargo training. He did a few talent conventions and was offered to go to CA for
    The green season for auditions but we couldn’t leave
    Jobs here to go. 2 years ago he was in the top to for a role in
    The tv show 2 and a half men but didnt get picked .he has
    Had so many times that he almost got picked that he
    Doesn’t think he will ever get work. This project would just get
    His spirit back up and provide him with some experience. He cousin was
    An extra in O Brother Where Art Thou and he has wanted to be on TV
    Even more. Please consider my son for your movie he has his own
    Transportation and is available for the January filming.
    Thank you for your time and consideration Sharo Hannah
    His email is

  12. Shane Mohan

    Shane Mohan 36, I have the ability to blend in or stand out i have the appearance of Paul Newman and have featured in 3 Australian films in the last 8 weeks and highly recommended from all directors that I have worked with over the years. I also have a up to date passport and have ability to travel within 48hr notice. i have a very strong work ethic work very well with people I work hard to fulfil what is required of me also very reliable and punctual

  13. Joshua Slack

    Wow I was hoping I would see the day that there would be a biopic done on the legend known as James Brown! The Title says all and I would be more than excited to be a part of this project! As an aspiring African American actor this would be an amazing experience!

    Gender: Male
    Age: 18 (able to pass of as ages 15 – 24)
    Height: 6’2″
    Race: African American
    Eyes: Brown
    Weight: 150lb
    Build: Slim and fit.
    DOB: August 2, 1995
    Location: Lemoore, California
    – High School Productions: “Twelfth Night”, “Curtain Going Up”, “Rapunzel”, “Romeo and Juliet”, Improv Theatre, “The Late, Great, Me”.
    – Community Theatre: “Fruitcakes”
    – Modeling: “Hot Model & Talent Management”, Currently employed Hollister Model
    – Fresno State: “The First Breeze of Summer”, Drama classes and Film acting class
    – Film: “Z Survive” callback audition.
    – Singing: Lemoore High School Choir, Church Choir

    Award for Best Newcomer to MainStage Theatre (2009)
    Award for Best Improvisational Actor (2013)
    One of few African American’s inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in Lemoore High School (2013)

    For fun I love watching Superhero and action films as well as watch anime, read manga, listen to music and act. I am very photogenic as well. I have been told my voice is powerful and has a great amount of range.

    Thank you for your consideration! 🙂

    My twitter: jdotslack
    My instagram: jdotslack
    My tumblr: jdotslack
    My Facebook:

  14. Cyrita T. Calhoun

    I’ve sent my pix and a Video to the gmail address, however, I just want to state that I am an experienced actress in film as well as theater. I am ready for my breakout role and I feel that Tate Taylor would be the perfect person to start out with! I can’t express much here except to say that I AM READY!! Hope to hear from you. Please check out my video at the following likk:

  15. T. J.

    Submitting for a friend.
    201 lbs
    african american femaale
    big girl

    been an extra before.

  16. Kent Pederson

    Hey, i’m an 18 year old white male actor who would love a shot at a role in this project and would really appreciate an email back because i am very charismatic on screen and can be a good addition.
    Height: 5′ 10”
    Weight: 145 lbs
    Hair color: brown
    Build: Medium

  17. Naomi Gomez

    Age: 13
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5’2
    Weight: 110
    Ethnicity: Hispanic, American
    Main Occupation: GOSPEL SINGER
    I’m just interested in looking over the script for this movie. Would love a chance to audition. I have much experience in performing. I am a singer of any type of Music as long as it shares the Gospel. I think very differently than most teens my age, so I can take on any special role. I have a mature soul and a hard worker. Thank you, and many blessings. 🙂

  18. Tiffany

    This will be a life changing experience

  19. Brianna Prescott

    Hello, My name is Brianna Prescott. I am 19 years old, I am 5’4, African American, Brown eyes, Black hair, a female, and a trained dancer with basic knowledge of acting. I have danced since I was 3 years old. I think that you should consider me for your show because I have the determination and ability to be the best. I want to be able to do what I love and that is dance. I currently live in Houston, Texas and I am willing to fly anywhere and prove it to you. I am hoping to reach my dreams and become a professional.

  20. Jeremy little

    My name is Jeremy little I am a black 5’9 male actor and singer. I have received many offers for record deals but I would give them all up just to play a role in this world changing movie please contact me at or 3017858768

  21. Lance Megginson

    My name is Lance Megginson I live in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I recently won the award for top male actor at the 2013 Forsyth County Entertainment Award Show. My career in acting is diverse and shows my ability to play any type of role. My creative talents also include music and commercial development. For your review you can see some of my work on by searching Lance Megginson. I look forward to hearing from you.

  22. candace

    Wow who wouldn’t want to be apart of this??? My parents raised me on the old school music andI can truly aappreciate this timeless music. I’m a dancer and as an extra on set I would love to dance in the background to the great music he has made. I’m 26 but don’t look it lol African American and I’m willing to learn everything I need to know about the business. I’m also a patient person so long days are not that big of a deal I mean I came from the military. This would be an opportunity I would appreciate being apart of!!!

  23. zoe norris

    hey dudes! I’m Zoe, but you can refer to me as Za! 🙂
    sex: female
    age: 16
    date of birth: 2nd June 1997
    body type: thin and tall
    hair: just above hips, dirty blonde, considering dreadlocks so thats also a possibility
    eyes: intensely blue
    facial features: freckle face :p
    ethnicity: pretty fly for a white guy
    style: totally out there, non-typical clothes. just like my personality!

    I’d LOVE to be a part of a production such as this, I’m from Melbourne, Australia (but looking for work in the US or wherever you’d like to base). I’m fun, fruitful and tell bad jokes, patient and mega keen for an acting role. Even something as small as a role as an extra is perfect! i can be super energetic or super quiet and conserved. honestly, i would probably volunteer for a role just for the experience. you won’t regret it!

    contact me xxxx much love

  24. Amy Overby

    Name: Amy Overby
    Age: 17
    Height: 5’7
    Weight: 135
    Hair color: Brown
    Eye color: Green
    Ethnicity: White

    To be in a production like this would be the upmost exciting and most amazing thing for me. I have a love and passion for acting. I do a lot of small film work here in my home town, and I love every minute of it. Being able to be around a cast of very experienced actors/actresses is something that excites me! Getting to watch and learn even more from them. Getting to be apart of this production would be a dream. I love acting wether one or one million people see my performance. Getting to step out of my persona and become a completely different person and learn that person and become that person for a brief time is why I love acting so much. You can become and be anything. Acting is the most beautiful art. I always give my all on every production I do, no mater how big or small. Acting is my passion it’s my art, and being able to take it to the next level would be incredible. Thank you for the opportunity!

  25. Olivia

    Height: 5″4
    Hair colour: dark brown
    Eye colour: blue
    Skin colour: white
    Age: 15
    Gender: female
    I would absolutely love to be in this movie! I have been acting for about five years and have had a lot of experience at drama school which I have attended for many years now. I am currently studying BTEC acting at school and very much enjoy it. I am English but can do an American accent. Please contact me as I would be perfect for this movie.

  26. Tony Brisson

    Help a brotha’ out!

    Mr. Tony Brisson

    6’1” – 136 pounds of pure muscle (well, not really – I’m actually quite skinny. But not incredibly skinny!!!)

    Hazel hair, dark brown eyes (yes, they’ll captivate you)

    Lean build

    Tan complexion, Caucasian

    Great at portraying comedic AND dramatic pieces

    My parents would always listen to James Brown when I was a youngster! I’d love to be apart of this project! And I think me acting skills are on par with being apart of this production!

    GET ON UP…and let me audition, please?

  27. hollie

    Age: 13
    Sex: White
    I know ive already writtin but pretend i havent.. lol! Anywyas
    I have a desire for acting, every since i was little! And i think
    This is an awesome opportunity for me! I would love to
    This is pretty random but,I talk pretty southern(if thats what you wanted to know)
    I can be pretty dramatic, but also pretty serious when i need to be,
    Im entergetic, but not that bad about it! I smile alot!! Anyways, if you give me
    The oppurtunity to share my dream ill give you 100% of my work!

  28. hollie

    Name: Hollie
    Age: 13
    Gender: Female
    Sex: White
    Description: I never acted but id really want to!
    I really wanna act, its my dream! I i know i probably wont get an answer back but.
    I am very acomplishing when i do something, serious, entergetic, i sing a
    Bit but im not saying i can sing. Im not that shy, im not that picky,and i love watching movies, lol.
    Anyways sorry if i took up your time! Thanks!

  29. Sierra Surpris

    my name is sierra . im 12 years old , i sing and act . im recently decieding to take up theatre and modeling , i’ve been modeling for almost a year. i’ve been acting since i was nine , i love acting it’s something that excites me. i’ve joined my local theatre and i cant wai to get up on stage. acting and singing has always been a pasion of mine , i recently decieded to join a talent show to showcase my singing. my mian style of music is the old school . like disco inferno , stevie wonder , whitney houston , michael jackson , the temptations , jackson 5 , wild cherry , natilie cole , bill withers , and chic . i love singing old school songs . i sing a modern day song form time to time , but old school is my main focus . i have been training myself for the past couple months to sing songs that people such as stevie wonders could excel at . not alot of people my age , or older , have a voice like mine . im working on holding a note . i have many methods . i have a raspy like voice , soothing like voice , rock like voice , and just that good funkyness in my voice . alot of people i know say that i could enter a singing competition and win . i dont sound as good as i usually do on videos than in real life, thats why i like live auditions . im currently working on mastering a jeeise j song , mamma knows best . its not a hard song for me , the changes are becoming better and better every day . i’ve already mastered songs such as : florence and the machine the dog days are over , natilie cole this will be, stevie wonders superstitions , stevie wonders for once in my life , michael jackson smooth criminal , the jackson 5 candy girl , beyonce halo , justin beiber baby , beyonce end of time , jessie j do it like a dude , adele someone like you , adele rolling in the deep , neon trees animal , wild cherry play that funky music , carl carlton shes a bad mama jama , and the list goes on . my goal is to beocme famous in many diffrent genres . in have a favorite song for all tha catogories i can name , soul : play that funky music chery ; country: black horse and a cherry tree kt tunstall , and so forth. my physical features : 4’5/6/ or 7 . black haitian-american , black eyes , black hair (soon to be dyed) , about 105 lbs (on a diet) , whitish teeth , i have big lips , and bangs . if you want more of a clearer picture follow me on instagram @ hershvycolee . yes there is a v and 2 e’s in the word cole . again , @hershvycolee . i can look older than my age at times , while i was in new york , boston , and rhode island ; people often mistaked my sister and i for identical twins , they asked how old i was and when i said 12 , they said ‘ i tought you were 23!’ my d.o.b is 11/27/00 and i live in louisiana

  30. James Sincere

    i am james and i am cool yes i said it am cool
    i was born in haiti
    i am black yes i am black with fair skin
    tehee im 17 and 18 Lol no i am 17
    aND i love acting like a 5 year old :3
    im 5’8 and 2 inches shorter What!!?
    i like cake
    Im a size 11 wearer for My hands not feet but hands lol wtf
    Call me tho I wanna get in on the action i;ve gotten lessons been in alot of school play so call me or email me call

  31. Taylor woods

    Hello my name is Taylor and my only dream is to become a actress i am 17 years old and I’m just looking for that big break as well as a good experience and this is it please give me that chance.

  32. Robert Logan

    I am an older entertainer, keyboard player, my grandmother lived directly across from the (Original) Regal Theater in Chicago@ 47th and South Park ave (now King Drive). We never missed a James Brown show. We used to take our friends to go see James Brown (ya gotta see this). We could look out the window to see if the line was getting too long, and then go because the line was 3 deep and could wrap around the corner. I know all James’ early hits, Lost Someone, Oh Baby don’t you weep etc..knew most members of his band from Bernard Purdie and Maceo Parker to Levi Rasberry, Bootsey Collins, Bobby Byrd and Bobby Bennett, and female guess like Marva Collins and Vickie Anderson. I would love to be a part of this film portraiting Soul Brother #1 JAMES BROWN. The Tammy Show performance is still one of the classic James Brown videos.

  33. diamond

    Age 13 .
    My name is diamond and i want to become a GREAT actress. thanks so much

  34. Byron Burton

    Name: Byron Burton
    Age: 15
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African American
    Height: 5’7
    Weight 133
    Hair: curly brown
    Eyes: brown
    As long as I can remember I have always had a desire to be an actor I know that I will be a perfect cast member in this movie because I have all of the features that this movie needs. I am an athletic guy and I have an amazing sense of humor & I love to dance like James brown and Michael Jackson. I people always tell me that I am hilarious . All my life I have been eager to have a chance and be in a movie and to be an actor and to make acting my career I recommend that you guys choose me to be in this movie because I am a funny individual I can be vary serious when I am needed to be, I am very outgoing i have a lot of soul I am a nonchalant person until I need to show people that I’m not the person to mess with. Please choose me !! Thank you

  35. Crystal

    I have loved James browns music since before i could walk. I sing, I act and I dance! Trust me i would be amazing in this movie! I grew up in mo-town and i know good music! I can give you whatever you need in any type of character !
    Age: 20
    Height: 5’5
    Hair: brown
    Eyes: brown

  36. john monsivaiz

    I am a 16yo black male in school majoring in acting 5 11 thin I would even like to do extra work

  37. Mileyka Rivera

    Nombre: Mileyka Rivera
    peso:120 Lbs
    Sexo: Mujer
    Descripción fisica: Alta, de piel mestiza, Ojos café oscuros picaros, sonrisa hermosa, pelo café claro, “hasta los hombros” Aparentemente parezco a una chica de 16 años.

    Descripción personal:divertida, aventurera, segura, honesta,sincera y sobre todo POSITIVA.

    Descripción de vida cotidiana actual:
    Desde pequeña (7 años) empezé a actuar
    en diferentes tipos de actividades de la escuela
    tantos como actividades de canto, como en actuación, actual mente me encuentro haciendo
    pequeños papeles en interpretaciones escolares
    mi sueño es ser actriz,modelo,cantante & escritora de libros/novelas, reciente mente escribí una novela. creo que podría participar
    en cualquier tipo de actución sé que estoy lista
    y segura de mi misma, me estoy enfocando en
    mi carrera muy jóven ya que esta es la edad perfecta para ir tomando medidas al igual que experiencia.

  38. Savannah Coffey

    By John Capet, I meant John Daley.

  39. Cameron Woods

    I am a professional drummer, I grew up on James Brown music. One of the first songs I learned to play was Cold Sweat.

    It would be a “life time honor” to be his drummer in the movie or play other musical related parts.

  40. Brett DeCicco

    Male, 19
    Brown Hair
    Brown Eyes

    I have always been a tremendous fan of James Brown and have sizable knowledge of his eclectic body of work as well of those of this very talented cast and crew. I have no prior engagements of any kind that I would have to work around to be a part of this. I would be ready to go at a moments notice and I believe I can effectively fit into a vast variety of roles that could be needed for this film. I hope that I can be considered and informed of any opportunities to be a part of this and I know I can bring a professional and mature attitude to this experience.

  41. francesca

    hello there, i am Francesca and i`m 19 years old. i am African from Cameroon and i speak both english and french. i am writing to let you know that i am interested in acting this movie.
    i believe you will be impressed at my performance. i was a member of the drama club in my high school. i master scripts well, i can improvise words too and i perform roles like real way. i let myself be inspired by the storyline so that i can fit into my personality.
    you won`t regret choosing me.i`ll put in the best.
    thanks and waiting hopefully.

  42. Savannah Coffey

    Hello! My name is Savannah Coffey and I am a 13 year old aspiring actress. I am on the market for some experience and this seems like the holy grail of an oppurtunity. My family has always been into entertaing ( my cousin John Capet stars on Bones as Dr.Sweets ) but I want to show them that I can land a role without connections and just with my skills and charisma. It would be an honor to work in this production. I hope to hear from you soon!
    Savannah Coffey
    Age: 13
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
    Weight: 106 Pounds
    Height: 5’2″
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown

  43. Crystal Wilson

    My name is Crystal Wilson, I am 5’2, 14 years of age, African-American, brown hair, brown eyes, weight is 99 pounds, and I have a light complextion. I would love an opportunity in playing a role in this movie. I have had experience at acting in school plays and the One Source Talent Agency. I have a very bubbly personality and work very well with others. Being an actress is what I think of being every single day. I’ve dreamed of being an actress ever since I was a little girl. Some parts of my family are struggling at the moment as well, so I also believe the dream that I want can help them! Anymore questions just email me at or to my mothers email at
    ~Thank you have a nice day!

  44. Precious V

    I am an African American woman looking for a new exciting opportunity for my life. I can play the role of any type of personality and walk of life during any time period. I can also sing with soul, because I was raised in the Black church and have been a singer all of my life. I can also sing R&B with influences such as Alicia Keys, India Arie, Tamia Fantasia, and Beyonce. I am looking for one of the leading roles or even the role of a background singer. Thank you for considering me. I believe if I am offered an opportunity, I will be chosen.

  45. Jayda Ratcliffe

    Hello my name is Jayda, I am 12 years old but don’t look it I am quite talk for my age and am very mature.
    I am bright, bubbly, determined and love making people laugh. I would love to be apart of your production I will give my 100% and will not let you down. Hope to hear back from you soon

  46. Sierra Heath

    Hello, my name is Sierra Heath and I very interested in being apart of this production! I am in Arizona and have been in many parts, competed around the state of Arizona and placed highly, as well as worked as cast in the National Geographic movie, American Blackout, released on October 27, 2013. I think this movie will be fantastic and would be a great learning experience for me and a great way to get my name out there further!

    Height: 5’5″
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Blue
    Weight: 130 pounds
    My email is

  47. Danielle Gargon

    Age: 13
    Sex: Female
    Race: White
    Weight: 95
    Height: 5 ‘3
    Eye Color: Green
    Hair Color: Dark Brown

    I am a young girl trying to find a way to start my acting, singing and dancing career. I have been acting for 3 years now and I go to a performing arts school, for training. Acting is my main talent and that is what I want to do all my life. It would be a dream come true if you emailed me, for an audition. Thank you in advance

  48. Alphonso Reese

    Hello my name is Alphonso Reese
    I am African American 25 dark hair 6’4 220 pounds athletic can sing also dance acting is a passion to me. I love acting and I know that what ever part you would have me do I would succeed I look forward to working with you

  49. Trinity Brown

    Hi my name is Trinity Brown as long as I can remember I have had the desire to become an actor/ model. I am determined and committed despite the negative feedback and scams that I and so many other aspiring models/actors go through to follow their dreams. I enjoy the music, dance and the historical concept of music that James Joseph Brown presented to America as an African American. I believe I am a good fit for the movie because I am an individual who is able to fall into many different roles, due to my capability to transpire into so many personalities.
    Thank you.

  50. Gracie Brassfield

    Hi! I’m Gracie and I adore acting, singing, and dancing. Give me any part and I will do it to the best of my ability without trouble. I am blonde, have blue eyes, weigh 109 lbs, and am 5’7. I’ve lived in California all of my life. I go to a Charter school three days a week and I get good grades. I’m almost 16 and in 10th grade. I really hope you would consider me for a part so I can start my career in acting. I have done many plays with my school and still am so I have some experience. Please consider me. Thank you!

  51. Tim Smith

    Height – 6’0
    Hair – Brown
    Age – 21
    Eyes – Brown
    Nationality – Caucasian,UK, London
    Gender – male
    build- slim
    Acting Experience – film student at bucks new university. aside from making them, I have acted in a number of roles for university student films as well as stage performances.

  52. Malcolm Wimbley

    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown (light brown in light)
    Height: 5’7
    Weight: 154
    Race: African American
    Gender: Male
    GPA: 3.5
    Location: Houston
    Health: Good Condition
    Abilities: Inpersonation, Running Fast, Editing In After Effects CS6
    Why: I Have a Passion For Acting, Trying to start at a young age, My career choice
    Type: Action, Drama, Comedy
    Personality: Goofy but serious about work, Nice, Smart
    Experience: High School Play “The Crucible” x2

  53. Royal Churchill

    My name is Royal Churchill I am a 19 year old African american male from the city of Baltimore. I have the face to play an adult role and a teenage role. I have been in plays sense i was younger , and have always dreamed to do something with my talents. I can promise to be the best at any role given large or small. I am a young but ambitious, and I invest my heart and soul into my craft. All I ask for is an opportunity.

  54. Inez Marie

    Name: Inez Marie
    Age Range: 13-18
    Height: 5’5
    Hair Color: Dark brown hair
    Eye Color: Brown eyes
    Ethnicity: Black American and Native American.
    City: Orlando, Florida
    Skills: Singing, Acting, Dancing, Play instruments
    I want to be in this show because this is my foot in the door chance. I always wanted to act. I want to follow my dream and have the chance to be on tv and people watching me and in a good way. I hope to get this opportunity and I wont stop to have my dream become reality. Thank you.

  55. Ariel Adrian

    Hello, my name is Ariel Adrian. I would love to be a part of this film and help to make it a monumental success! I have some acting experience and I am looking to advance my career. I am dedicated to becoming a great actress and I take every opportunity that I can. I know I would be a fantastic addition to your cast. I look forward to working with you soon!

  56. Honey-May Dallimore

    Hello, My name is Honey-May, I am 16 years old, I am from england. I am 5 ft 4, brown eyes, Naturally blonde, I have been doing drama all of my life, It is what I live and breathe, I have done many many productions, at school and my local theatre, I am now studying it at college. I go to no limit of effort, I am willing to try anything, I am a very easy going and bubbily person, I am so easy to get along with and I love making other people happy. it makes me feel so accomplished at the end of the day if I have made someone happy.

    all of my life I have been trying so hard to reach my dreams and I still do, I will never give up, I am capible of so much and I really want someone to see what I can do, I am very experienced in drama, I can fall into characters so easily and love working with other people, I get on with casts and crews so easily, I listen, I have so many ideas to share.
    I just hope that someone can give me a chance,
    I hope you can consider me and I won’t let you guys down!
    Honey-May Dallimore

  57. benzar coleman

    I am old music know all the songs and got the james brown down pat luv the god father of soul south Carolina native love james brown listening to I feel good right now im 6ft2 190 brown skin complected with short hair would love to give it a try

  58. Berrett Chestleigh

    Gender: Male
    Age: 21
    Ethnicity: Black
    Height: 6’0″

    Why should I be considered for Get On Up?
    I love James Brown, my parents always blasted his music in our house. Other than that I would day that I should be considered because I’m a good actor, I’ve been acting like I like the people around me, my whole life. I seriously would live to be an actor, It’s a dream of mine that I haven’t been able to reach because of my circumstances.

  59. Zachary

    Age almost 7 years old
    Race: African-American
    Eyes color: Hazel
    Hair: long dark brown

    I will be very excited to work with the Godfather of soul. I can memorized any script, I can read up to 4th grade level . I am smart, loving and friendly please email me I’ll be waiting thank you love zach.

  60. James Alford

    It would be an honor to be apart of a “Historical iconic event” such as this. I am a motivated team player, persistent on getting the job done– willing to go those extra miles.

  61. Miranda Nickels

    Hi my name is miranda Nickels and I am 21 years old, 5″7 medium blond hair with blue eyes. I have gone to John Casablanca for acting and modeling, modeled for debs in crossroads mall, and did promotional modeling for a motorcycle event. I was also in drama all throuigh school and honors choir. I have been trying to get out there for a while and believe this to be my big break in acting. I am very outgoing and spontanous and always have good ideas to share. I would bring great joy and life to the movie. I am easy to get along with and love making jokes, so i am a very people person. I hope to hear back from you soon thank you so much!

  62. dee brown

    my name is dee brown am 14 year old africa american and being in this film might show me the life of james brown i love his voice .am 5’3 and 110 lbs

  63. K. Robinson

    Hi Tate Taylor,

    I am responding to your casting call for the new movie Get On Up and I would like to be considered for the role of actress. This definitely sounds like an amazing project! I strongly believe I would be a great addition because of my zeal to succeed in the role!

    Thank you,

    K. Robinson

  64. chauntel

    Get on up! sounds like it could be an awesome production to be a part of. I think I should be considered for a role no matter how small because I am a great addition to any team. I’m outgoing and energetic, fun loving and easy to get along with. I have a little acting background mostly in highschool dramaclub and community plays. I hope to hear from you soon and thanks for your time.

  65. Melissa Nelson

    Hi There,

    Please consider my for a role or extra in Get ON Up! I am 25 years old with the looks and spirit of an 18 year old. I am Aferican American, Native American and Japanese. I am a classically trained opera singer. I am slowly be surly working my way towards a career in acting and I believe this movie would be a great fit. I am outgoing and hard working. Willing to do anything to get the job done and prep for a character. Please consider my for an audition. Thank you!

  66. Sarah A

    Hello, I am e-mailing GetOnUpExtras to be. . . well, an extra on GetOnUp! I think I would be a great choice to be in GetOnUp! For a variety of reasons; the first being my theatrical background. I have been in quite a few plays for eight years now as well as being the founder of my high school’s drama club. In these eight years I also had played many characters ranging from the girl next door to your worst teenage nightmare. I have also ran for high school secretary and vice president with what schoolmates called a ‘phenomenal speech’ (Speech can be given upon request.) I also have formed an interview club which also has to do with interacting with people sort of like what you are looking for. And lastly I am a fundraiser coordinator at my high school. If need be I will give physical appearance upon request. . .

    Thank you!

    Have a nice day!


  67. Takaia Wills

    I am a very talented person and being in such a great movie like this would be such a great honor. I am a dancer and actor but I can also do singing. I believe I am fit for any time of movie that can be thrown at me. I will jump for any opportunity I can take. I am 16 years old and I am ready to began an acting career. I’ve been wanting to do this all my life and I believe that I can do anything possible if I believe in myself. If you can actually take a minute of your time to read this comment and reply I truly bless you. I may be young but I know I can do many things if I really try.

  68. Mmeli Brown

    My name is Mmeli. I would like to be considered for a role because I am a hard worker. I am also put a lot of emotion into anything I do.
    I am 12 years old.
    I am 5’5.
    I have dark brown hair and brown eyes.
    I am African-American.
    Thank you.

  69. Saphire Blue

    I am very dedicated, talented, versatile, motivated, & ready to accomplish the challenge of the arts of media/entertainment!!! My goal is to evoke emotions within the listeners/viewers; & deliver a quality performance. I am a team player, generous, & seeking the ultimate reward!!! To satisfy the listeners/viewers craving for delivery of a quality story via a strong character presentation. I believe in the story/concept; “GET ON UP” “JAMES BROWN” THE GODFATHER OF SOUL!!!! I lived it, I envision it, I can smell it,, I can taste it, I am there!!!! Join me on Facebook @ Saphire.Blue.900 I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROJECT!!! “IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DISCOVER SOMEONE GREAT!” by “Saphire Blue”

  70. Valerio D

    Name: Valerio D’Amico
    Sex: Male
    Age: 21
    Height:5′ 9” (175 cm’s)
    Weight: 65 kg’s
    Hair colour: brown
    Eye colour: light brown

    My name is Valerio D’Amico and I am a 21 years Italian actor and model . I’m writing you bacause I would like to partecipate in your film “Get On Up”. Although I am Italian I speak perfectly English that is my second language .In fact I often come in the U.S.A and in Great Britain to deepen my artistic Knowledge. I study acting and diction both in English and Italian.
    Acting is fundamental for me. As you can see from my Curriculum I have lots of experience in fact I have participated in many theater shows and musicals in which I played in English too. Moreover I have worked in the world of Cinema and Tv.
    I study piano and singing since I was very young. Singing for me it’s fundamental in fact I have partecipated in lots of musicals and competitions. I have also worked as model in my town. Participating in “Get On Up” would be a great honor for me. For me it would be a dream.
    I think it is the role for me because I love acting,singing and dancing.
    It could be a great novelty to have an Italian actor in the show,it is very popular in Italy . It would be interesting to give my acting style and I would like to continue my career in America in fact I believe that it is the right place for me because it is always open to newness and innovations. I want to enter in the world of Tv and Cinema because I think that acting is the best way I can express all my emotions.
    Moreover I practice lots of sport in particular: kick boxing, box, karate. I have participated in many competitions with excellent results. In addition I practice swimming and football.
    I am a dynamic and sociable person. I have always considered teamwork as fundamental and necessary. I’m immediately available to move abroad at my own expense. For more informationplease contact me.
    Thank you for the attention given to me. Best regards,


  71. Julius Shaw

    I have always wanted to be a extra or a part of a big move. Mr Brown was iconicand I would be honored to be a part of this production.please send me a email with information on being a part of this historic film.

  72. Dionna Westry

    Enthusiastic, unique, creative, determined, and goal oriented. Dedicated, responsible and dependable, always completing every task that is given. Works to the fullest ability to produce the best results. Community leader, mentor and role model, able to relate to and influence young people. The go to woman when a job needs to be completed. I am an energetic, whimsical, 24 year old with a bright smile. I love to sing, act, dance, write, and pretty much anything artistic I love to do! Although I have a degree in education and I am amazing at just about everything I try, my absolute dream is to be an actress! I am always singing, and dancing, and changing my voice to speak in different accents. I am a young, unique, black, talented, beautiful woman, and I love being me!

  73. Michael (Tank) Johnson

    I really need a win. I’m 5’10, 225 lbs (VERY MUSCULAR) African american, Perfect teeth lol, athletic, and well traveled. My whole life I’ve been the “all around” guy. Great at sports, inspiring bodybuilder, good looking, country singer, artist, comedian, well rounded man. I can never seem to get ahead in life. like I’m always one step behind something. I served over 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. I honorably discharged in 2012 and since then have yet to find a job. I feel like its because I am meant to be an entertainer. I wake up thinking about it, think about it all day, and I dream about it. I’m getting a late start due to my military background but I can assure you I will be the best. I am DEFINITELY the one that got away. I can be the villain, the sexy guy next door, bad ass sniper, funny guy, and make your heart melt. My acting range from Denzel Washington, Jonnie Depp, Sandra Bullock. and Will Smith. My real life personality is Ty Burrell or (Phil Dunphy). I can seriously take anything you throw at me. My fiance is very supportive. We have a beautiful baby girl Amaya. She knows that if I have to leave them for a while to make things happen I will. I will tell her that I hate it but if I’m working, I will love every second! I will look forward to working with you.

  74. Jessica Benham

    Get On Up, The title tells it all.
    this is a moving life story of late James Brown, Just by reading the title you are reminded of the way he made the world feel with his music. We all know him as the man who touched millions of lives with his unforgettable pop and funk music and his great accomplishments with his hits during his six decades of performances. I feel that like him, with a opportunity I too can have a chance to change the world with my spirit and passion for music, feeling, and dreams. and I would be great for any part in this movie.


    I’m a 25 year old African American talented aspiring actress, willing to work for free only looking for experience. James Brown was and will always be the God Father Of Soul and I would be honored to be apart of this projected.