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Watch The New Trailer For James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

By 03.14.14

“You wanna go down as the man who killed the funk?”

The Help director Tate Taylor taps Chadwick Boseman – off his recent portrayal of Jackie Robinson in 42 – as James Brown in the new biopic Get On Up, a film set to chart the rise of “The Hardest Working Man In Show Business” from his troubled youth to becoming one of the most influential performers of all time. The film’s cast also includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Get On Up arrives in theaters on August 1.

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