Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor have agreed to star in the drama, Talk to Me for Focus Features.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film centers on the real-life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green (Cheadle), an ex-con who courted controversy at a white-owned radio station and became an iconic Washington-area on-air personality in the 1960s. Ejiofor will play Dewey Hughes, producer of Green's show.

Talk to Me is written by Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa and Lemmons did the final rewrites; filming is schedule to begin next month.