The first trailer for the upcoming James Brown biopic was released today, and I must say I’ve been looking forward to this story myself. Chadwick Boseman (Who portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42) will now be taking on the role as The Godfather of Soul.

The film is said to provide a look into James’ music and rise to stardom. Also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. Get On Up hits theaters August 1.