The Godfather of Soul's story is told on the big screen in the second trailer for Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman (42) as James Brown. Academy Award nominated director Tate Taylor (The Help) brings this iconic musician back to life, charting his rise from meager beginnings to music stardom. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd lead a talented supporting cast in this highly-anticipated biopic, arriving in theaters nationwide August 1. We also have the first poster.

Get On Up Poster

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.