The new trailer for James Brown’s biopic “Get On Up” trailer starring “42″ star Chadwick Boseman was released today. Boseman portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that depicts Brown’s childhood, prison sentence, and his rise to stardom. The story also follows Brown’s mother, played by Viola Davis, who abandoned him at age 6, and his aunt (played by Octavia Spencer), who raised him in a brothel.
“What have you heard is only the beginning,” the trailer promises.
The all-star cast also includes Jill Scott, Aloe Blacc, True Blood star Nelsan Ellis, Craig Robinson, Black Thought and Dan Aykroyd.