Get On Up Trailer: James Brown Bio Gets in the Groove

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If there is a life in music that deserves the biopic treatment, it's the journey of James Brown.

With Get On Up, the Godfather of Soul is getting the true story treatment (what are the 19 top true stories?) and director Tate Taylor (The Help) has done beautifully by casting Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman already blew us away as Jackie Robinson in 42, and now with him as Brown in Get On Up, the August 1 release is bound to enlighten audiences to the struggle that Brown went through to become one of the best in history.

The Help director has also cast a few of his friends from that film in Get On Up including Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Oscar nominee Viola Davis.  

But, in many ways, the star here is the music, and judging by this full theatrical Get On Up trailer, there will be plenty getting on up, followed by getting on down!

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