Blackfilm.com is reporting that Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of the Leonard Chess biopic, Cadillac Records. Union will play Geneva Wade, Muddy Waters’ girlfriend and later wife. Waters will be played by Jeffrey Wright while the lead, Chess himself, will be played by Adrian Brody. The film also features Beyonce Knowles, Mos Def, Columbus Short and Cedric the Entertainer. Chess was the founder of Chess Records, the company responsible for launching the careers of many blues musicians in the 1950’s and 60’s.
This film has officially become worth seeing to me now. Gabrielle is a great actress and if given a chance to shine I know she will. The addition of Columbus Short (Stomp The Yard) and Mos Def ( Lackawana Blues) is also a major plus for the film. Columbus can dance his behind off and anyone who saw Mos perform in Lackawana Blues knows he will be perfect in this film as well.