One of the legendary figures in music history is James Brown, whose musical influence has been cited by numerous artists, and whose songs have gone on to become classics. Fans of the singer were excited to learn of a biopic of Brown in the works, one that had licence to use his songs. Titled Get on Up, the movie is directed by Tate Taylor, working from a script by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth. Chadwick Boseman takes on the role of Brown, joining a cast that includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Tika Sumpter, Dan Aykroyd, and Craig Robinson. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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