Brooklyn rapper Mos Def who has a burgeoing movie career(sans Be Kind Rewind) is due to portray Chuck Berry in the Chess Records film biopic due to be released sometime next year. The AP is reporting that filming has already begun in New Jersey.
The Sony BMG film is set in 1950s Chicago and follows the turbulent lives of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), and the label’s artists, including Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Howlin’ Wolf (Eamonn Walker), Etta James (Beyonce Knowles) and Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer).
Darnell Martin (“Their Eyes Were Watching God”) is directing from his own script.
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