Chadwick Boseman is James Brown In New GET ON UP Trailer
Watch the brand new trailer for GET ON UP, the upcoming Universal film that journeys through the life, struggles and success of legendary musician James Brown.
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster THE HELP, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown.
GET ON UP opens August 1 and this one has the golden sparkle of Oscar written all over it.
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
Academy Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner.
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