Get On Up Photos: James Brown Story Comes Alive

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Universal Pictures has released a slew of fantastic stills from its James Brown biopic, Get On Up.

As you can tell from that first Get On Up trailer, Chadwick Boseman could not be better cast to play the Godfather of Soul.

Given how he was incredible as Jackie Robinson in 42, it's only fitting that he tackle another icon -- and he hits another one out of the biopic park. 

Get On Up hits theaters August 1, and in our slideshow below, we show off its stellar cast including Octavia Spencer as his Aunt Honey (who practically raises Brown), Dan Aykroyd as Brown's longtime agent, and Nelsan Ellis as Brown's best friend and bandmate, Bobby Byrd.

The film is from director Tate Taylor, who gave us The Help.

One thing we can guarantee after seeing Get On Up, is that not only will you see aspects of Brown's life that will astound, but that soundtrack will immediately become a must-own!

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