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Idlewild Interviews, Photos, and Clips

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We'll be checking out IDLEWILD in the future; look for reviews soon!
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Terrence Howard Interview
Paula Patton Interview
OutKast Interview
Chuck Rovin Interview -Producer
Official Website

Sneak peek clips

Funeral
Angel and Percy
Angel
Percival's dad
rooster_bowtie
Rooster performs
The Chase with Trunmp, Rooster
Trunmp and Rooster

 

Release Date: August 25, 2006
Genre: Drama/Musical
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Bryan Barber
Written by: Bryan Barber
Rating: R
Running time: 90 minutes
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Antwan A. Patton, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames, Malinda Williams, Paula Jai Parker, Bill Nunn, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen

Synopsis:

The story of the loves and ambitions of two struggling performers is told through intricate musical numbers and vibrantly choreographed dance sequences in Idlewild, an original musical starring multi-platinum and multi-Grammy winning OutKast members André Benjamin (André 3000) and Antwan A. Patton (Big Boi).

Set against the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy, Idlewild explores the lives of Percival (Benjamin), the club's shy piano player, and Rooster (Patton), the club's showy lead performer and manager. Idlewild synthesizes drama, music, cinema and style to bring the tale of struggling singers to life. It is the feature film-directing debut for Bryan Barber, the award-winning director and longtime OutKast music video collaborator, and includes dance sequences choreographed by legendary performer and three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle.

The all-star cast is a roster of some of the most notable performers in film and music today. Cast members include Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible), Terrence Dashon Howard (Hustle & Flow), newcomer Paula Patton, Faizon Love (Elf), Malinda Williams (Soul Food), legendary recording artist Patti LaBelle (On the One), singer Macy Gray (Training Day), Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (Why Do Fools Fall In Love) and Oscar® nominee and Emmy winner Cicely Tyson (Fried Green Tomatoes).

Idlewild includes new songs from OutKast's upcoming album, the soundtrack for the movie.

 

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