Long before he became "the hardest working man in show business," James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) seemed headed for a different destiny altogether─arrested as a Georgia teenager for stealing clothes. This electrifying, free-form biopic chronicles the life and times of the Godfather of Soul as he rises above his impoverished circumstances with driving ambition, perhaps creating unforgettable funk music as the salvation for his sins. With Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, and Jill Scott. 139 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.