CADILLAC RECORDS chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess' (Brody) Chess Records and its recording artists including Muddy Waters (Wright), Little Walter (Short), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) and the great Etta James (Knowles). In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in Chicago of the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's greatest musical legends.
Won: Best Film, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor (Wright), 2008 Black Reel Awards; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, 2009 Image Awards
Nominated: Best Original Song - Motion Picture, 2009 Golden Globes
The allure of the cast can't be overstated.