The story of James Brown is one of the more fascinating tales in the history of popular music. That is why Movie Fanatic could not be more excited for the August 1 arrival of Get On Up. And who better to play Brown than the man who just played Jackie Robinson in 42, Chadwick Boseman.
Get On Up has released its first trailer, and if you’re not up and dancing and drawn in by the end, we would be greatly surprised!
What else should set the biopic up for greatness is who is behind it. The film is produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, and is the follow-up film for The Help helmer Tate Taylor.
Taylor is reunited with two of his The Help co-stars, Octavia Spencer (who won an Oscar for her role in that film) and Viola Davis. Dan Aykroyd also stars, as does Craig Robinson, Jill Scott and Tika Sumpter.
Get On Up follows Brown’s journey from impoverished kid to global sensation… and all the bumps and bruises in between. Brown was a trailblazer, a genre and barrier breaker and above all else… he could sing and dance and set the world on fire like no other.
Universal has also released a series of stills featuring an impressive looking Boseman, as well as this all-star cast.
Check it out and click through our slideshow below!