Chuck Berry To Be Played By Mos Def In New Film

Beyonce also set to star as Etta James in the story of Chess records

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Rapper Mos Def (pictured above) is set to play rock’n’roll legend Chuck Berry in forthcoming new movie ‘Cadillac Records’ based on the true story of 50s and 60s blues label Chess Records.

Mos Def has been added to the cast which will also see former Destiny’s Child Beyonce Knowles playing Etta James and Adrian Brody starring as blues/R&B record exec Leonard Chess in the Darnell Martin-directed biopic.

The film is based on a true story of Chess Records, a Chicago based record label which was home to blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.

Mos Def has most recently appeared in Michael Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind whilst Beyonce previously starred in Dreamgirls, the film inspired by The Supremes.

Meanwhile, Chuck Berry is set to appear at this year’s Bestival music festival at Lulworth castle in Dorset on July 18. More details from


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