'Get On Up' Brings James Brown's Story to the Big Screen

He was the legendary Godfather of Soul, and now, James Brown’s story comes to the big screen in ‘Get On Up.’ INSIDE EDITION reports from the New York premiere.

The rollercoaster life of the late, great James Brown is coming to the big screen.

INSIDE EDITION was at the New York City premiere of Get On Up at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, where Brown's career started. Mick Jagger is one of the film's producers.

Jagger told reporters on the red carpet, "It was fun. I enjoyed it. I loved being on set. I'm so pleased the movie came out as well as it did."

James Brown's career spanned half-a-century. Along with the hit songs, he had a tumultuous personal life, including time behind bars in the 1980's for domestic violence. 

Brown died of heart failure on Christmas day, 2006.  

Watch the Red Carpet Premiere at the Apollo!

Dan Aykroyd plays Brown's business manager in the film. He also knew Brown well from the singer's appearance in The Blues Brothers.   

"We took a lot from James Brown. And of course working with him was so gratifying, satisfying and wonderful. I think he'd like what was done here tonight," said Aykroyd. 

Brown's 13-year-old son James Brown Jr. was seen at the premiere. His widow, Tomi Rae Brown, keeps his memory alive with a tattoo of Brown which she had done just days after he died.

"He's my angel on my shoulder," said Tomi Rae.