Thanks to Mick Jagger signing on as a producer, the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, is finally here and we’ve got a funky new trailer to prove it.
With Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary Godfather of soul himself James Brown and The Help‘s Tate Taylor directs. Boseman is, of course, best known for portrayal of Jackie Robinson in 2013′s biopic 42, and from the looks of this new trailer, he really nailed Brown’s distinct character on multiple levels.
Get On Up features the varied chapters of Brown’s illustrious career and also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Blues Brothers legend Dan Aykroyd. The always-entertaining Craig Robinson is even up in the mix, cracking jokes as one of Brown’s band members.
Looks like they made it funky. Watch the trailer below: