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Gabrielle Union Set to Play Geneva Morganfield in Cadillac Records

It’s been confirmed that Gabrielle Union is cast in Cadillac Records; you know, that new Beyonce movie in production. Maybe it’s me, but the advance buzz is making this look like Beyonce’s solo moment, like she’s taking on Etta James life the way Jamie Foxx did Ray Charles. Turns out, Beyonce is one of many, in a movie about Leonard Chess, the founder of Chess Records. The label launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, and Etta James.

Jeffrey Wright set to play Muddy Waters in Cadillac Records

Jeffrey Wright is playing Muddy Waters.

Gabrielle Union got the role of Geneva Morganfield, Muddy Water’s wife.

Blackfilm.com scooped this from Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters, “The song ‘Little Geneva’ was based on her. The book states that Muddy was quoted to saying ‘When I met her, even though I was a recording success, there were still people who scorned my music. Geneva encouraged me to ignore them and fight for what I wanted to accomplish. I’ll never be able to put words the way I feel about her.”

One thing is sure, it’ll be good to see Gabrielle in something other than a romantic comedy.

I’m not sold on light-skinned Jeffrey playing Muddy Waters.

It's Steve-O

Kind of like, Steve-O playing Flavor Flav. Hah.

What about the rest of the cast?

Adrian Brody set to play Leonard Chess in Cadillac Records

Adrian Brody is Leonard Chess.

Cedric the Entertainer set to play Willie Dixon in Cadillac Records

Cedric The Entertainer is Willie Dixon.

Cedric the Entertainer set to play Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records

And Mos Def is.. Chuck Berry!


☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

gravatar iconCHOICE- Sun, Sep 07, 2008 - 4:21 am

I WONT WATCH IT HOW CAN THEY GET A LAME LIKE BEYONCE TO PLAY ETTA JAMES I LIKE ETTA AND HER MUSIC SHOULD OF GOT SOMEONE ELSE

gravatar iconKyle- Sun, Aug 22, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Well if his acting chops are up to it Jeffery could do it. Adrian Brody looks as much like Leonard Chess as Jeffery does Muddy.

gravatar iconiris- Wed, Feb 01, 2012 - 7:35 pm

the movie was a hit…lol, loved it.

gravatar iconDenise- Wed, Jan 08, 2014 - 2:10 am

I can’t get enough of watching this movie all of the actors were outstanding. GO CAPITOL RECORDS!!!!!

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