With biopics on Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone in the works it is only right that there should be one about James Brown. Chadwick Boseman stars as the Godfather of Soul in Get on Up. Which gives us a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown. The movie takes us from the impoverished childhood of the great men to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. The co-stars are Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. The film is directed by Tate Taylor who brought us The Help and with the power and might of the likes of Mick Jagger behind it, it should be nothing short of an epic.
Get On Up is released in the UK on 1st August.