The film is directed by Tate Taylor, who made 'The Help' and stars Chadwick Boseman, who recently played legendary US baseball player Jackie Robinson in '42', as the iconic and at times quite outspoken entertainer. The cast also includes Viola Davis, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (both actresses appeared in 'The Help), Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd, who incidentally acted alongside the real James Brown in the 1980 John Landis musical comedy classic, 'The Blues Brothers'. This hot revealing trailer for 'Get On Up' gives people a chance to get a little taste of what to expect. Is Boseman up to the task of bringing this extraordinary dynamic character to life? After all we all know that James Brown achieved so much musically, that you have to wonder how do you pull it off in just the space of a couple of hours? On the strength of the trailer, it looks as though Boseman is going some way to capturing Brown's spirit. We will have to wait to see if he fulfills that promise. The actor obviously has the support of producer Mick Jagger who said recently "It's a really hard role to do." He went on, "It would've been safer to take somebody from Broadway who had a lot of singing and dancing background. Chad would be the first to tell you, he wasn't a singer or dancer. But after he'd worked for six weeks on it, he immeasurably had become the character." This summer we will see if 'Get On Up' really delivers when it hits US screens on 1st August 2014.
Here is a special 'Get On Up' Featurette giving an inside look to the film: