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Watch The First Trailer From James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

After years of speculation and stop-start production, the James Brown biopic Get On Up will finally be released later this year, and the film’s first trailer has just dropped, funky and fresh as can be.

Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and produced by Mick Jagger, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as Mr. James Brown. Boseman recently played Jackie Robinson in 2013 biopic 42.

Currently set for an August US release, Get On Up will document the life of ‘The Godfather Of Soul’, his time spent in prison, his performances as lead singer of The Famous Flames, his remarkable rise to fame and continuing influence on popular music.

The film also stars Viola Davis, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, as well as Dan Aykroyd. Music Feeds readers can check out the biopic’s first trailer below.

Watch: Get On Up – Official Trailer #1

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