'Get On Up' Trailer: James Brown Gets Biopic Treatment (Video)

7:32 PM PST 03/13/2014 by THR staff

Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary singer in the film from "The Help" director Tate Taylor.

The Godfather of Soul is ready to groove his way onto the big screen.

The first trailer for Get On Up has debuted, with the James Brown biopic showcasing Chadwick Boseman's (42) turn as the legendary singer. The film also stars Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter, with Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd also in the mix.

The Universal film from The Help director Tate Taylor hits theaters Aug. 1.

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