James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Will Make Chadwick Boseman A Star And Have You Dancing For Days [Trailer + Pictures]

The trailer has been released for the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, which promises to bring the greatly adored "Godfather of Soul" back to life. This summer's movie will see Persons Unknown actor Chadwick Boseman hit the big time as he embodies the larger-than-life singer and founding father of funk.

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Chadwick Boseman Stars As James Brown In An Upcoming Biopic.

Named after one of Brown's most famous songs, Get On Up will chart the late artist's upbringing from a poor background and being passed around by guardians. James turned to crime as a youngster which earned him time in a juvenile detention centre where his interest in and subsequently passion for gospel music was forged.

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Whilst in prison, Brown formed a choir with other inmates and by the time he was released, James had joined another gospel group and was on his way to becoming one of the world's most successful figures in funk and soul. Brown soon took the world by storm as one of America's most revered artists but his success was not without troubles such as domestic violence and drug abuse.

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Viola Davis: From The Makers Of 'The Help,' 'Get On Up' Assembles A Cast To Be Reckoned With.

Of course, history remembers Brown as one of the most charismatic and iconic stars of all time with an instantly recognisable voice but whilst Get On Up seeks to celebrate Brown's boundary-pushing career in music, director Tate Taylor won't be letting up on exposing Brown's often shocking personal life, warts 'n' all.

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The Film Tracks Brown's Journey From A Poor Background To A Run-In With The Law To Stardom.

Written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, Get On Up sees Boseman take centre-stage alongside Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter. The trailer gives a glimpse into the glamour of Brown's world but also remind us that his talent was born from poverty-stricken upbringings.

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The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger serves as a producer in this hit-packed music biopic and in the movie the veteran rocker will be played by Missing's Nick Eversman. Shot throughout Mississippi last year with no expense spared on the authentic sixties costumes, Get On Up looks set to be a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears with enough toe-tapping hits and human emotion to win itself a place amongst 2014's most memorable movies.

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'Get On Up' Will Provide An Unrelenting Look At Brown's Rollercoaster Life.

Get On Up will be released this year on the 1st August.

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Ready To Get Funky? 'Get On Up' Will Be Released On The 1st August 2014.


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