Cadillac Records


The period piece follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Chess, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.

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Mos Def Joins ‘Cadillac Records’

Def will play rocker Chuck Berry in this high profile drama, while Union is set to play Muddy Waters' girlfriend Geneva Wade. Also starring in the film are Adrien Brody, Beyonce Knowles and Jeffrey Wright.

The Sony BMG film is expected to be released sometime in 2009.

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Gabrielle Union Set for ‘Cadillac Records’

Directed by Darnell Martin, the film also stars Adrian Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Beyonce Knowles as Etta James, Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf, Columbus Short as Little Walter and Mos Def confirmed as Chuck Berry.

Cadillac Records was released December 5th, 2008.

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Beyonce Knowles to Star as Etta James!

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Set in the fifties, Cadillac Records is a film about Leonard Chess (Brody), the heroic founder of the legendary blues label, Chess Records. With Beyonce cast to portray Etta James, Cedric the Entertainer will star as Willy Dixon and Wright will star as Muddy Waters.

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