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The Godfather of Soul is ready to groove his way onto the big screen.

The first trailer for Get On Up has debuted, with the James Brown biopic showcasing ChadwickBoseman's (42) turn as the legendary singer. The film also stars Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter,with Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd also in the mix.

The Universal film from The Help director Tate Taylor hits theaters Aug. 1.

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