Universal is hoping that audiences will shake their money makers at movie theaters this summer. The studio has set Tate Taylor's James Brown movie, "Get On Up," for release in August. The film's first trailer arrived on Thursday, promising all the singing, dancing, screaming and crying that's expected from traditional music biopics. Taylor, who last directed "The Help" to a Best Picture nomination, has an all-star cast in line for this one including Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd and, in the role of Brown, Chadwick Boseman. The young actor is building quite a resume of historical figures: he played Jackie Robinson in last year's "42." Watch the trailer for "Get On Up," which was produced by Mick Jagger, below:
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