'Get on Up' trailer with Chadwick Boseman as James Brown released

By Marcina Zaccaria,

A trailer has been released for the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the legendary singer.

HitFix notes that the biopic could be a defining career move for Boseman. The actor has also been seen as Jackie Robinson in 42 and was in The Kill Hole. The 31-year-old actor and producer has also been seen on television in Fringe, Justified, and Castle.

The trailer appeared online on Thursday, according to the Huffington Post. There is plenty of footage about Brown’s rise to fame, including singing in church. The movie features the legendary song, "Get on Up."

Get On Up the highs and lows from the life of the tempestuous singer, including a moment where the singer tells the president that he wants to go to Vietnam. His signature dance moves are in the trailer, as are his screaming fans and paparazzi. You can also see Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in the trailer. The film was co-produced by singer Mick Jagger.

The film is due out in August from Universal.

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