The biopic about the life of the Godfather of Soul is finally going to hit theaters this year. To drum up even more excitement and anticipation, the first official trailer has been released and is star-studded.
The film follows the turbulent life and career of James Brown. We get to see Brown go from a troubled youth in prison to the top of the charts in all of his free-spirited glory. Starring Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, the film also finds Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson and Jill Scott.
Check the trailer out below and make sure you get to the theater on August 1 to see “Get On Up.”