The anticipation for the Godfather of Soul’s on-screen story Get On Up is on the rise. In a newly released trailer of the up-coming James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, we see Brown in his days as an abandoned six-year-old boy to the slick-talking, crowd-moving soul man that we knew him as.

Check out the teaser featuring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer and get ready for what we’re sure is going to be a summer hit.

Get on Up is slated to hit theaters August 1.

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