When it was announced that a James Brown biopic was being made, there were plenty of big name actors being linked to the lead role in the film. Eventually the role went to 42 actor Chadwick Boseman, who will appear as James Brown in the upcoming biopic Get on Up. With the movie just a few months away from its big release, the new Get on Up trailer has been released.
Get on Up is "based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century."
As well as starring Chadwick Boseman in the lead role, Get on Up has a supporting cast which includes the likes of Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. Get on Up is directed by Tate Taylor, based on the script that was developed by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.
Get on Up will hit the big screen on August 1 in both the US and the UK. While we still have a couple of months to wait until we finally get to see the movie on the big screen, why not take a couple of minutes to kick back, relax and watch Chadwick Boseman and co. in the new Get on Up trailer below. Also, feel free to comment on this new trailer in the usual place.
Do you think Chadwick Boseman was the right choice to play James Brown in Get on Up?