We admit we weren’t all that excited about a James Brown movie…at first. But a glimpse at the almost 3 minute trailer for Get On Up has surely changed our mind. We thought we knew a little something about the Godfather of Soul’s life, but we didn’t know it was going to come off like a combination of The Five Heartbeats mixed with The Temptations and a little Dreamgirls thrown in, all to a James Brown soundtrack. It’s hard to go wrong with that.

Chadwick Boseman, an unknown a year ago, has apparently found his niche as The Biopic Brother, because this is his second movie in a row playing a real-life figure.Not that you can go wrong with Jackie Robinson and James Brown in your first two big movies.

The movie doesn’t lack for big stars, either. Viola Davis, Jill Scott and Octavia Spencer play James’s mother, one of his wives and his Aunt Honey, respectively. True Blood’s Nelsen Ellis (Lafayette) plays Brown’s manager Bobby Byrd, Craig Robinson (Peeples) plays the legendary Maceo Parker and Ralph Tresvant makes a cameo as Sam Cooke. Spike Lee was originally tapped to direct, but the movie ultimately went to Tate Taylor of The Help fame.

Get On Up is set to be released in August. What do you think of the trailer?
Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

12 thoughts on “Get On Up! The James Brown Movie Trailer Is Fantastic! [WATCH]

  1. tom sanders on said:

    this james brown movie will be a hit you can bet your house keys on it. im beting mine and its paid for.and my song, you couldn’t touch him(remembering james brown) is getting a lots of downloads on iTunes, amazon my video on youtube see it for yourself im recording artist tom sanders.

  2. What the hack does woking from home have to do with te movie trailer? It is about time that we saluate a great showman. Whom many copied his style including Elvis I looking forward to seeing it.

  3. JosephJPage on said:

    Start working from home! Great job for students, stay-at-home moms or anyone needing an extra income… You only need a computer and a reliable internet connection… Make $90 hourly and up to $12000 a month by following link at the bottom and signing up… You can have your first check by the end of this week.>>
    http://x.co/44g2p

    • tom sanders on said:

      you know as well as everybody else james brown was no joke you want it to flop, that’s one wish you want get . he was the godfather of soul,the hardest working man in show biz,soul brother no.1 did you know that where you been under a rock.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

×
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,806 other followers