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The momentous life of the Godfather of Soul by the director of The Help

The big screen adaptation of the memorable and inspirational life of late soul legend James Brown is overdue a long time. Chadwick Boseman, who delivered a knock-out performance as legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson...read more

The big screen adaptation of the memorable and inspirational life of late soul legend James Brown is overdue a long time. Chadwick Boseman, who delivered a knock-out performance as legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson in 42 stars as the musician. The Godfather of Soul led a turbulent life which included drug abuse and four marriages. Producer Brian Grazer and was a longtime friend of James Brown, and started working on Get On Up with the soul legend himself involved in the development of the project up to his death in 2006. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who also knew Brown, is on board as a producer.

StarringChadwick BosemanViola DavisOctavia SpencerNelsan EllisDan Aykroyd

Directed byTate Taylor

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