“Get on up!” James Brown’s famous lyric echoes through the first trailer of the biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the famed soul singer. Boseman is joined by Viola Davis (Ender’s Game) as Brown’s mother, Susie, Octavia Spencer (The Help), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) in this Oscar-bait film. The trailer showcases a mix of glitz, glam and the dark side of entertainment.
Get On Up is directed by Tate Taylor, who previously led Spencer to Oscar gold in The Help. While the film doesn’t hit theaters until August 1st, expect buzz to build as the weather heats up. Until then, catch up on other musical legends with one of these compelling rock docs of 2013.
20 Feet From Stardom[Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company]
A Band Called Death[Photo Credit: Drafthouse Films]
Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream[Photo Credit: HBO]
Downloaded[Photo Credit: VH1/AOL]
Good Ol’ Freda[Photo Credit: Tripod Media]
made_in_america[Photo Credit: Imagine Entertainment/Showtime]
Miley: The Movement[Photo Credit: MTV]
Muscle Shoals[Photo Credit: Magnolia Pictures]
The Punk Singer[Photo Credit: Bird In The Hand Productions]
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer[Photo Credit: HBO Documentary Films]
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone[Photo Credit: Picturehouse Entertainment]
Sound City[Photo Credit: Variance Films/Roswell Films/Gravitas Ventures]
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams[Photo Credit: Weapons Of Mass Entertainment]