So what made Taylor decide to take on this film rather than doing something similar to The Help? According to him, he had received nothing but "women in pain" scripts afterwards, but fell for Brown's life story, promising to show us the good and the bad about the legendary singer...
Taylor: “As I dug in and started to discover more about him, the good and the bad, I loved the reasons he was often bad and I loved the reasons he was good. I love that he would stop at nothing to keep reinventing himself so he could stay current, and as a result he changed music.”
As for the vocals, Boseman's voice will be overlaid with Brown's to create something we haven't heard before. He'll be joined in the film by Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Dan Akroyd, Tikka Sumpter, Viola Davis, Lennie James, and Craig Robinson who is also pictured.
Get On Up opens August 1st 2014.