Fans push for upcoming James Brown movie to premiere in Augusta - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Fans push for upcoming James Brown movie to premiere in Augusta

Posted: Updated:
(Photo source: Bring the "Get On Up" Premiere to Augusta Facebook page) (Photo source: Bring the "Get On Up" Premiere to Augusta Facebook page)
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
  • Take care on the water this weekend

    Take care on the water this weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:52:39 GMT
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
  • High mercury levels harmful to babies

    High mercury levels harmful to babies

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:09 GMT
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
AUGUSTA, GA (WTVM) -

A film about the life of the Godfather of Soul James Brown called "Get On Up" hits the big screen this summer.

Some fans of the artist in Augusta, Ga. are working to get the film's creators to premiere it in the city, where Brown spent much of his life.

There's now an online push to help the studio make a decision. Sean Frantom is the creator of the Bring The "Get On Up" Premiere to Augusta Facebook page.

"I think because of what James Brown did for Augusta, Georgia and think about how many times he put Augusta, in his music and in his songs," Frantom said. 

The page creator has gotten a letter of support from the mayor and he's hoping to get one from the governor.

"Get On Up" hits theaters August 1.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved.