Chadwick Boseman is Mr. Dynamite in Second 'Get On Up' Trailer
"The man's a genius, and he's taking us with him." We've already seen one trailer that showed 42 star Chadwick Boseman taking on the role of the Godfather of Soul in Get on Up. The film tells the story of the rise and struggles of famed singer James Brown, and a new trailer shows a little more of his troubled childhood and also his adult struggles to deal with the return of his estranged mother (Viola Davis) who he hasn't seen since she abandoned his family as a child. It doesn't sound like Boseman is doing his own singing, but he certainly seems to have Brown's mannerism's and speaking voice locked down. Watch now!
Here's the new trailer for Tate Taylor's Get on Up, originally from Apple:
Get On Up is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game, The Last Legion) with Steven Baigelman (Feeling Minnesota, Brother's Keeper). Based on the incredible life story of James Brown (Chadwick Boseman), the film takes a look inside the music, moves and moods of the Godfather of Soul, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jill Scott also star in the film produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, and Universal releases it August 1st.