Are you ready to get funky?
The trailer for the new James Brown biopic has arrived and it combines everything we love about the Godfather of Soul! Get on Up chronicles the life of the founding member of funk through his troubled childhood, prison stint and successful music career.
Chadwick Boseman plays the late legend, who died on Christmas Day 2006 at the age of 73, alongside award-winning actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Boseman is best-known for portraying another historical figure last year: Jackie Robinson in 42.
But if you're watching the trailer for the music, you won't be disappointed. The soundtrack is sure to be a hit…after all, it's James Brown! And catch the flick in theaters August 1st.