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  • 14 March 2014, 15:33

Get On Up: James Brown Biopic Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for the new James Brown biopic Get On Up has been released.

The film follows the founding father of funk's rise to fame in South Carolina and showcases some of his most famous songs.

Chadwick Boseman takes on the role of Brown with Tate Taylor, who made Oscar-winning film The Help, directing.

And Taylor has been working with some of The Help's cast too, with Viola Davis playing his mother Susie Brown and Octavia Spencer taking on the role of his Aunt Honey who brought him up in a brothel.

Brown died of congestive heart failure in 2006, aged 73.

The film is released in the US on August 1. It has not been given a UK release date yet.