Beyonce, Mos Def's Cadillac Records Coming In December

Producers have revealed that Cadillac Records, the highly anticipated movie starring singer Beyoncé Knowles and rapper Mos Def, will hit theaters on December 5.

Cadillac Records is the story of legendary Chicago record label Chess Records, which was home to a number of top recording artists, including Etta James, who is played by Beyoncé and Chuck Berry, who is played by Mos Def.

The movie is set in 1950’s Chicago and also tells the story of musical legends Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Litter Walter, as well as Chess’ founders Leonard and Phil Chess.

In addition to Beyoncé and Mos Def, the cast for Cadillac Records is rounded out by Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Tammy Blanchard and others.

The flick, which is being executive produced by Beyoncé and written and directed by Darnell Martin, will also produce a soundtrack, which will feature contributions from Beyoncé, Mos Def, Buddy Guy, Raphael Saddiq, Solange, Q-Tip.

The soundtrack will also feature a number of Chess’ classic recordings, as well as new material from Beyoncé and others.

The soundtrack for Cadillac Records hits stores December 2.