Mick Jagger Talks Producing James Brown Biopic'Get On Up' + Clips Of Chadwick Boseman As James Brown

The footage comes courtesy of the Today morning show, in an interview with producers Grazer and Jagger, as well as star Boseman, who discuss the project, as footage of Boseman as Brown is intercut throughout.

Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which isn't too far away (5 months from now); so I expect a first trailer/teaser to surface soon.

Get on Up, which promises a "warts and all" telling of Brown's life story on film, boasts an impressive cast which includes Viola Davis (Brown's mom), Octavia Spencer (Brown's aunt), Lennie James (Brown's father), Nelsan Ellis (Bobby Byrd), and others.

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No Viola or Octavia - booo! Chadwick seems to have the moves down! glad he moved on to such a good gig so quickly.