First Look: Chadwick Boseman as James Brown

After playing baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, Chadwick Boseman flexes his acting skills once more as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in the upcoming biopic, Get on Up.

Directed by Tate Taylor, the director of  the Academy Award-nominated film The Help, Tika Sumpter, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd and more are expected to act alongside Boseman in the film, which is set to hit theaters August 1. In the meantime, check out the official trailer below and let us know what you think!