Get On Up! First Look at Official Trailer for James Brown Biopic

The film “Get On Up” based on the life and career of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, will hit theaters this summer.

“Get On Up” will show Brown’s early life in jail to his rise on the music charts, and will document the reason for his place in music history as one of the greatest to ever do it.

Starring Chadwick Boseman as Brown, (who played Jackie Robinson in "42"), the cast also includes Jill Scott as Brown’s wife, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Craig Robinson.

“Get On Up” hits theaters on August 1. Check out the official trailer below: