Monday, January 16, 2006

Wild for Idlewild

Outkast: You've gotta love em.

That phenomenal hip hop duo; That tenacious two-some is preparing to go where hip hop has never gone before: Back to the 1930s.

The trailer for their new film, Idlewild, will leave Outkast fans and Historians alike, salivating. With a cast that boasts Hollywood heavy-weights, including Cicely Tyson, Ving Rhames and Terrence Howard; and household names Patti Labelle, Ben Vereen and Macy Gray, it's certainly aimed to please.

The synopsis goes a little something like this: Set against the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy, Percival, a shy piano player, and Rooster, the club's showy lead performer and manager, struggle to keep their dreams alive.

Outkast will perform the music for the motion picture soundtrack, which is scheduled to be released in February.

cast: André 'André 3000' Benjamin, Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton, Faizon Love, Paula Patton, Malinda Williams, Ving Rhames, Terrence Dashon Howard, Patti Labelle, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson

Directed by: Bryan Barber (his feature directorial debut)