James Brown was indeed a music legend; could we see him again in this new 'Get On Up' musical?
"One day, everybody gon' know your name…" and we all knew him as James Brown, the man who could move his feet on the dance floor faster than Michael Jackson and Usain Bolt. But he's no more.
James Brown, best known as the founding father of Funk & Soul died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta Georgia, USA. But it looks like the late legend has resurrected in a new movie titled, Get On Up whose trailer just got released.
When it was first announced that actor Chadwick Bosemen (who played Jackie Robinson in "42") would be playing James Brown in the upcoming biopic Get On Up, many cast doubt on his craft, but judging from the trailer, the young actor totally nailed it!
Get On Up, tells the story of James Brown’s rough childhood, his prison stint and his rise to the top as one of America's musical icons. The film isn't light on talent either as it also stars The Help's Viola Davis as James’ mother Susie, as well as Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer who plays his brothel-running, moonshine-selling Aunt Honey who actually raised him.
Also starring in this epic flick are Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dreamgirls actor Keith Robinson.
The film hits theaters on August 1. Who would love to watch?