Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the Tate Taylor-director James Brown biopic, Get On Up. The film stars Chadwick Boseman (42) as Brown alongside Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd. It looks like it's going to be a great movie, and Boseman was a solid choice to play the legendary musician.
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
The movie comes out on August 1st, 2014.