By Megan Gibson
March 14, 2014

Feast your eyes on the new trailer for this summer’s musical biopic about the Godfather of Soul.

Universal’s Get On Up is the story of James Brown through troubled childhood, a prison stint and into his music career. Starring Chadwick Boseman—who played Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42—as Brown, with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer as his mother and aunt respectively, the movie is stacked with acting talent. It’s also directed by Tate Taylor, of The Help fame. And in terms of music, the trailer sounds amazing and we can relax about the rest of the movie’s aural standards—Mick Jagger is one of its producers.

The film hits theaters Aug. 1.

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