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Watch! First trailer for James Brown biopic

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The first trailer for the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up has been released, click through to see it!

The Godfather of Soul will be played by Chadwick Boseman in the film with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer starring as his mother and aunt respectively. Dan Akyrod, Josh Hopkins and Jill Scott also star in the film.

Tate Taylor has directed the movie which follows the life of the late singer from the beginning of his career, through his rise to fame, and his struggles with drug addiction.

Get On Up is set for release in August 2014.

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