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    Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:40:56

    Exclusive Cadillac Records Video Interviews on ARTISTdirect - Film in theaters today

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    If you want to find out how Cadillac Records stars Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Gabrielle Union, and Eamonn Walker researched and prepared for their roles as prominent figures in the Chicago blues scene, be sure to watch the exclusive cast member interviews on www.ARTISTdirect.com. The actors candidly reveal how they immersed themselves in their roles.

    We chatted with Brody, Wright, Short, Union, and Walker and discussed their characters' relevance to an important chapter in American music. Director Darnell Martin also sat down with ARTISTdirect to reveal what attracted her to the story of Chess Records and bluesmen like Muddy Waters. The film, which hits theaters today, also features Beyonce Knowles as siren Etta James.

    Cadillac Records takes a long look at the people who were responsible for defining Chicago blues music and their emotionally turbulent lives, during which they faced racial tensions and drug addictions. While Martin took some dramatic license with the details, the film is a compelling portrait of a chapter in American music history.

    Watch the interviews here.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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