Get On Up Photos

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James Brown lived a life that was larger than the silver screen. His journey is getting the biopic treatment from the director of The Help and the star of 42, Chadwick Boseman. 

We've got a series of stills from Get On Up, including several of Boseman performing as Brown, as well as several of his co-stars including Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd and Viola Davis. 

Click through and enjoy our Get On Up stills. And keep checking back... as the August 1 release date gets closer, this gallery will expand!

1. Chadwick Gets On Up, Gets Down

Chadwick Gets On Up, Gets Down
Chadwick performs in a concert scene from Get On Up.

2. Chadwick Boseman and Nelsan Ellis

Chadwick Boseman and Nelsan Ellis
James Brown and Bobby Byrd have a heart-to-heart.

3. Craig Robinson in the Horn Section

Craig Robinson in the Horn Section
Craig Robinson plays one of the horn players in James Brown's band.

4. Chadwick Boseman as Older James Brown

Chadwick Boseman as Older James Brown
This is a pivotal scene in Get On Up, and one that Boseman nails.

5. Dan Aykroyd & Chadwick Boseman

Dan Aykroyd & Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman's James Brown gets some advice from Dan Aykroyd, who plays his manager.

6. Nelsan Ellis is Bobby Byrd

Nelsan Ellis is Bobby Byrd
Bobby Byrd is James Brown long suffering, longtime friend and bandmate.

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