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USA: TriStar Pictures
UK: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def, Beyonce Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric The Entertainer, Eamonn Walker, Tammy Blanchard, Eamonn Walker, Valence Thomas, Kevin Mambo, Natasha Ononogbo, Ginnie Randall, Albert Jones, Nate Jones, Chyna Layne, Malikha Mallette, Shiloh Fernandez, Jill Flint, Tony Bentley, Eric Bogosian, Marc Bonan
Director: Darnell Martin
USA: 109 mins
UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive language and some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains frequent strong language, once very strong, and strong violence
USA Release Date: 5 December 2008
UK Release Date: 20 February 2009
Written and directed by Darnell Martin, CADILLAC RECORDS chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Mos Def as Chuck Berry and Beyonce Knowles as Etta James. Rounding out the cast are Gabrielle Union, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric The Entertainer, Eamonn Walker and Tammy Blanchard.
In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950's Chicago, CADILLAC RECORDS follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.