The latest trailer from upcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown has hit the web and it certainly sho’ nuff funky. Chadwick Boseman stars as Brown in Get On Up.
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. Viola Davis plays Brown’s mother while Octavia Spencer his Aunt Honey. Keith Robinson is Maceo Parker, a funk and soul saxophonist who played with Brown in the 1960s.
Brown died in 2006.
The Help’s Tate Taylor is directing the film with Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter, Keith Robinson, Craig Robinson, Ralph Tresvant, Lennie James, and Julius Tennon.
Get On Up is scheduled for release on August 1.
Check out the trailer below: