WHO’S IN IT?

Chadwick Boseman (42), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood), Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers), Viola Davis (Ender’s Game), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Lennie James (Jericho), Fred Melamed (Hannah and her Sisters), Craig Robinson (This Is The End), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?), Josh Hopkins (The Perfect Storm), Brandon Mychal Smith (Let It Shine), Tika Sumpter (Think Like A Man), Aunjanue Ellis (Ray), Tariq Trotter (Brown Sugar), Nick Eversman (The Runaways)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Tate Taylor (The Help), director; Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game), writers; Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Erica Huggins (Son of The Mask), Mick Jagger (Enigma) and Victoria Pearman (The Women), producers; Thomas Newman (American Beauty), composer; Stephen Goldblatt (Charlie Wilson’s War), cinematographer; Michael McCusker (The Wolveirne), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The life and times of legendary soul singer James Brown (Boseman), from his turbulent childhood to his emergence into the music industry where he would become a leading figure in an era of racism and conventional thinking…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Rising actor Chadwick Boseman is on fire in the role of a lifetime as the legend that is James Brown, in a tell-all biopic of the late singer’s greatest accomplishments and damning mistakes that made him all too human.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2014