Chadwick Boseman and Octavia Spencer Are Ready to Get On Up in New James Brown Biopic
03.14.14 by Megan
From the director of the Academy Award–nominated movie The Help comes Get On Up, the new biopic surrounding the life of the Godfather of Soul: James Brown. Chadwick Boseman (42, The Kill Hole) stars as the artist once known as the hardest working man in show business. This movie chronicles the story of Brown's life, including being abandoned by his mother (Viola Davis), being raised by his aunt (Octavia Spencer), spending time in jail, and of course rising inevitably to fame.
It's almost impossible to not be in awe of Boseman's spot-on impression of Brown as the man with enormous personality and a ruthless attitude. You're just about guaranteed to "get up offa that thing" and "get on the good foot" with Boseman when you watch this trailer.
Get ready to be moved by this one. It also stars Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is the End), Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married, Baggage Claim), and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood, Lee Daniel's The Butler). You can expect Get On Up to hit theaters August 1, 2014.