When it was announced that Chadwick Boseman was James Brown in the long-in-the-works biopic of the singer, Movie Fanatic could not have thought of a better person to star as the icon. After all, if the man can successfully play the legend that is Jackie Robinson (in 42), he can certainly handle the subject of the film Get On Up. And judging by the first pic released from the currently filming movie, he sure looks the part. And yes, that is Craig Robinson as part of his famous horn section!
Tate Taylor is directing the film, his follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Help, and the movie looks at Brown’s successful and tumultuous life from his beyond poor upbringing to his place among the most astounding music figures of all time.
Look for Get On Up in theaters August 1.