We might have a war for best biopic this year between Andre 3000’s portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in JIMI: All Is By My Side and Chadwick Boseman (“42”, “Lincoln Heights”) as James Brown in Get On Up. The film, directed by Tate Taylor chronicles Brown’s rise from poverty in Augusta, GA to becoming one of the more influential artists in music.

Rounding out the all-star cast is a wide range of musicians including Black Thought, Jill Scott and Aloe Blacc along with Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd & Craig Robinson. Co-produced by Mick Jagger & Brian Grazer, the film is set to land in theatres August 1st.