Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Brody, Wright, and The Entertainer to Star in Cadillac Records - SendMeRSS

Written by David Morgan

Adrien Brody will replace Matt Dillon in the role of Leonard Chess in the period piece biopic Cadillac Records. The Hollywood Reporter describes Chess as "the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who started the Chicago blues label Chess Records and scoured the South, checking out the blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac."

Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale) is also aboard as musician Muddy Waters. Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Tammy Blanchard round out the cast. Darnell Martin will direct from his own screenplay, "a tale of sex, violence, race and rock 'n' roll in 1950s Chicago that follows the turbulent lives of musical legends Waters, Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Elvis Presley."

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