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Mick Jagger is bringing his moves to Deauville. He’ll add a bit of rock ‘n’ roll swagger to the red carpet for the French premiere of the James Brown biopic Get On Up, which he co-produced.
Brian Grazer, who also co-produced the film and is being given a career honor by the festival, star Chadwick Boseman and director Tate Taylor will accompany the Rolling Stones singer.
Get On Up, which has just been announced as the opening film at the Zurich Film Festival, is screening out of competition here in the official selection at the French film festival that focuses on American films.
Jagger joins Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell on the list of luminaries scheduled to attend the 40th anniversary of the festival. Chastain, Ferrell and Grazer will each receive career tributes throughout the week.
The Hunt for Red October director John McTiernan will also be recognized for his decades of work in Hollywood. McTiernan will be making his first festival appearance after recently completing a prison sentence in relation to jailed private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
Director James Cameron was scheduled to appear at the festival to receive the newly created 40th Anniversary Award and present his latest film Deepsea Challenge 3D, but canceled his trip to the Normandy coast citing production commitments on the next Avatar installment.
Get On Up will screen Sept. 12 at the festival, which runs Sept. 5-14.
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