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New Poster & Trailer Revealed for James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

New 'Get on Up' Poster

New ‘Get on Up’ Poster

As we say prepare to officially greet summer, it won’t be long before Get on Up, the forthcoming James Brown biopic, arrives in theaters on August 1st.

Universal has released a new poster and trailer for the Tate Taylor-directed film, which stars Chadwick Boseman (42), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) as longtime Brown collaborator Bobby Byrd, Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) as Brown’s second wife Deidre “Dee-Dee” Jenkins, Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots) as singer Yvonne Fair, Viola Davis (The Help) as James Brown’s mother Susie, Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) as his aunt Honey, Keith Robinson (35 and Ticking) as guitarist Baby Roy, Lennie James (Colombiana) as Brown’s father Joe, Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) as his agent Ben Bart, Craig Robinson (This Is the End) as saxophonist Maceo Parker, New Edition’s Ralph Tresvant as singer Sam Cooke.

The warts-and-all film will give us a glimpse at the Godfather of Soul’s triumphant and turbulent rise from destitute poverty in Augusta, Georgia to a becoming a music legend.

Shot in Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi, the feature is based on a screenplay by written by Steven Baigelman, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, and it’s produced by Brian Grazer and Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger. Watch the new clip below.