Universal has released the first trailer for their James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’, which is slated for a release in the USA on Agusut 1st.
Produced by Brian Gazer (known for his work on 8 Mile, Apollo 13 and American Gangster) and co-produced by Mick Jagger the film stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, while co-stars include Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
The film follows Brown’s rise to fame, from his poor childhood to becoming one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century.
Directed from a script written by Jez & John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman, the anticipated film will hit the silver screens in August.
Enjoy the James Brown Biopic trailer below.