The Trailer for a New James Brown Biopic is Now Online

James Brown
Pretty much as a rule, and no matter the subject or talent involved, we regard the announcement of any and all biopics with skepticism. However, if the almighty James Brown (PeekYou profile here) is trending, whatever the reason, we’re going to seize with both hands upon the excuse to blog about him.

Our excuse today, to pay the Godfather of Soul this tiny tribute, is the online debut of the trailer for the upcoming big screen telling of James Brown’s life story, Get On Up.

The flick, directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor, and featuring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Dan Aykroyd among its cast members, is set to hit theaters in August. And, of course, we hope that our pessimism is thwarted by an excellent motion picture, and acknowledge the possibility that it could be.

The trailer is embedded below. A visit to JB’s PeekYou profile, however, will lead you to many clips of the unsurpassed genuine article, as well as all sorts of other media (much of it exceedingly funky), available throughout our beloved World Wide Web.