The Godfather of Soul lives on in Tate Taylor’s (The Help) Get On Up.

The film follows the tumultuous life story of James Brown, starting from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most iconic musical figures of the 20th century.

Chadwick Boseman takes on the challenging lead role and is joined in the biopic by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Check out the very first trailer below: