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Downtown movie filming postponed

NATCHEZ Filming in downtown Natchez slated on Wednesday for scenes in the upcoming James Brown biopic, “Get On Up,” has been postponed.

The scenes, which were scheduled to close several downtown streets, were set to depict 1942 Georgia and 1965 Cincinnati.

Movie officials were transforming portions of downtown on Franklin Street, between Pearl and Union streets, and on Commerce Street, between Jefferson and Main streets.

The areas were set to be blocked off to public access for the majority of the afternoon.

The film, which is being directed by Mississippian Tate Taylor, who also directed Academy Award-nominated film “The Help,” will depict Brown’s life from when he was nearly 5 years old in 1938 until he was about 60 in 1993.