-- Get on the good foot, everybody! The first official trailer for Get On Up, the forthcoming theatrical film about the life of James Brown, has premiered online. The two-minute 40-second promo clip gives us a fast-paced look at a variety of scenes from throughout the movie, which features 42 star Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul. We see quick-cut glimpses of Brown's childhood, his stint in prison, his burgeoning career as a performer, and his rise to superstardom.
The preview also shows Brown's volatile relationship with his band, a visit he and his group made to Vietnam to entertain the troops, Brown executing one of his trademark splits onstage, and an infamous two-state car chase on which he led police.
Get On Up was directed by Tate Taylor -- director and co-writer of the award-winning 2011 flick The Help -- and also features Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd and Craig Robinson. The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger is co-producing the movie.
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