New Trailer: 'Get On Up' Brings James Brown's Funk to Film

By DAVID WEINER

March 17, 2014

42 star Chadwick Boseman portrays the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in a new biopic from the director of The Help, and we have a first look at the trailer for Get On Up!

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In theaters August 1, Get On Up takes 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. Spanning from Brown's youth in the 1930s all the way up to the 1990s, the drama co-stars Viola Davis (as Susie Brown, James Brown's absentee mother) and Dan Aykroyd (as Ben Bart, Brown's longtime, at times contentious manager), as well as Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

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A passion project directed by Tate Taylor, Get on Up is being produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer with Mick Jagger.



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