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The James Brown Biopic Trailer Will Make You Want to Get On Up

Mar 14 2014 - 9:08am

Chadwick Boseman is used to playing iconic figures; he played Jackie Robinson in last year's 42, and now he's taking on the Godfather of Soul, James Brown [1], in Get On Up. Director Tate Taylor (The Help) is directing the biopic, which follows the incredibly talented Brown from his childhood to his rise to fame. Some highlights: Viola Davis as the mother who abandons him, Octavia Spencer as his doting aunt, Craig Robinson as his bandmate, and True Blood's Nelsan Ellis as fellow R&B singer Bobby Byrd. The movie is out Aug. 1, so mark your calendars for some soul, because it looks pretty great.


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