Director Jerry Zaks Producer TBA Screenwriter Peter Martin Wortmann, Robert Conte
Studio International Film Circuit Starring Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Chi McBride, Jon Abrahams, Megalyn Echikunwoke Genre Biopic, Drama MPAA Rating TBA
Leonard Chess changed the face of modern music, and he did so without playing a note. A Jewish immigrant living in Chicago just as the city was exploding with new blues sounds, he heard what few others did at the time -- the universal passion in the music of performers like Etta James, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, who all rose to fame thanks to Chess. At first with a nightclub and then with his legendary record label, Leonard Chess earned his place in American cultural history.