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Watch This: Does Chadwick Boseman Do James Brown Justice?

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The Godfather of Soul was one of a kind, but now Chadwick Boseman is tasked with bringing his life to the big screen. Can he handle it?

Boseman stars as James Brown in the Universal Pictures biopic Get On Up. Chronicling his rise from the poor house to superstardom, Get On Up takes you through Brown’s entire life including his bitter relationship with his mother, his many lovers and of course, his iconic music.

Alongside Boseman, the film stars Viola Davis (Susie Brown, James’ mother), Octavia Spencer (Aunt Honey), Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson and Tika Sumpter. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you think Chadwick accurately channels James Brown.

HipHollywood also caught up with Get On Up stars Tika Sumpter, who thought Chadwick was “awesome” as the Godfather of Soul.

Get On Up hits theaters August 1st.

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Exclusive: Gerard Butler Reacts To 50 Cent’s Sex Tape!

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Yes, you read that right. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson showed Gerard Butler, and the rest of his “Den Of Thieves” cast his sex tape … and the reactions were priceless.

Earlier this week, Fiddy took to Instagram, as he so often loves to do, and posted a photo of himself showing Butler, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. his “sex tape” proving why he is the “star of the movie”.

So, of course, when we talked to the guys during the press day for “Den Of Thieves” we had to ask them all about Mr. Jackson’s “performance”. Let’s just say, one of the guys gave rapper two thumbs up, “strong work, strong work from Curtis!”

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