Starring Chadwick Boseman (42, Lincoln Heights), the James Brown biopic Get On Up has finally come to fruition and will be released this summer. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer the film will follow Brown from his early childhood as a poor youth from Augusta, Georgia and how he came to known as we known him today, "The Godfather of Soul." In addition to Boseman, he will be joined by The Root's Black Thought, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Craig Robinson, Josh Hopkins, Nick Eversman, and more.
The film is scheduled to be released nationwide on August 1, 2014.
You can watch the official trailer for the film below:
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