Written by | Ray Cornelius

It was all about the “Godfather of Soul” last night at the Atlanta Red Carpet Premiere of the James Brown biopic, Get On Up.  The VIP screening was held at the Regal Atlantic Station and was attended by the film’s director, Tate Taylor and lead actors Octavia Spencer and Chadwick Boseman.  Also in attendance from the film were Keith RobinsonJacinte BlankenshipAtkins EstimondClyde JonesJustin Hall and David Carzell.

Jennifer Holliday Jasmine Guy

 Jennifer Holliday and Jasmine Guy

The event, which served as a fundraiser for the James Brown Family Foundation, was also attended by some of ATL’s finest including Jennifer Holliday, Jasmine GuyDwight EubanksEgypt Sherrod, Chandra Currelley-Young and Kandi Burruss.  

Cast with Brown Family 2

 Tate Taylor and Chadwick Boseman with members of the Brown Family

Get On Up  takes a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. The film features an all-star cast including Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Check out more photos below:

Tate and Boseman

Taylor and Boseman

Octavia Spencer Keith Robinson

GOU  actors  Octavia Spencer and Keith Robinson

 Brown's wife

 GOU  actress Jacinte Blankenship

Yamma Brown

James Brown’s daughter, Yamma Brown and guest

Big Lil Jr. Daddy Grace

GOU actors  Atkins Estimond and Clyde Jones

Egypt Sherrod and DJ Fadelph

 HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod and husband, DJ Fadelph

Kandi Burruss Chandra Currelley

RHOA Kandi Burruss and Singer/Actress Chandra Currelley-Young

Red Carpet Announcers Step Stewart

Red Carpet Announcer Stepp Stewart

The Collins Brothers

GOU actors Justin Hall and David Carzell

Chadwick's signature

Chadwick Boseman’s autograph

Get On Up  opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 1.

Photo Credit: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com