Chadwick Boseman (42) has the difficult task of trying to bring James Brown to life on the big screen in the dramatic film Get On Up directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor. Boseman stars as Brown, with support from an incredible ensemble that includes The Help‘s Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer as well as Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.
Get On Up heads to theaters on August 1, 2014.
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.
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-By Rebecca Murray
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