James Brown biopic trailer brings the funk
March 14th, 2014
11:41 AM ET

James Brown biopic trailer brings the funk

If you're struggling to find your pep today, watch the trailer for the new James Brown biopic.

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See? Problem solved.

The film, directed by "The Help's" Tate Taylor, stars Chadwick Boseman as the legendary Godfather of Soul. The 2014 release covers the musician's life from his impoverished childhood to his incredible (and influential) success as an adult.

In addition to Boseman, who portrayed another boundary-breaking figure, Jackie Robinson, in last spring's "42," "Get On Up" will star some familiar faces from director Taylor's prior film.

Check out Boseman and the other members of The CNN 10: Fresh Faces

Viola Davis has been cast in the project as Brown's mother, Susie, and Octavia Spencer plays his aunt, Honey.

Produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, among others, "Get On Up" arrives in theaters August 1.

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