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.