Chadwick Boseman will star in Universal’s upcoming James Brown biopic, “Get On Up.” Boseman, known for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in “42,” will lead a cast that also includes Viola Davis and Jill Scott. The film is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014 and will be directed by Tate Taylor, who also directed 2011’s “The Help.” We’ll see what Boseman does with Brown’s very messy life story.

(h/t Shadow and Act)