JAMES BROWN, THE GODFATHER of soul, is the subject of a new biopic produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help). Chadwick Boseman will play The Hardest Working Man In Show Business in Get On Up: The James Brown Story, a film that looks set to chart Brown’s rise from his beginnings in rural Georgia through his truly thrilling R&B/gospel stylings and revolutionary funk grooves to jail terms, drug addiction and the battle for survival.
Dan Ackroyd, Jill Scott, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star alongside Boseman.
Preview the stage-shimmying sheer testifying soul power of Get On Up below:
Get On Up is due for release in the US on August 1 and in the UK on September 26.