Idlewild Movie

Idlewild movie poster
Idlewild - movie still

Who's Involved:

Paula Patton, Ving Rhames, Andre Benjamin, Cicely Tyson, Jackie Long, Malinda Williams, Terrence Dashon Howard, Bryan Barber, Robert Guralnick, Charles Roven, Faizon Love, Paula Jai Parker, Macy Gray, William Green, Michael Williams, Ben Vereen, Jeff Whitty, Antwan Patton, Scott Macaulay, Robin O'Hara, Patti LaBelle, Erika Conner

Release Date:

Friday, August 25, 2006

violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set amidst the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy, the film follows two characters, Percival (Andre Benjamin), the club's piano player, and Rooster (Antwan Patton), the club's lead performer and manager, through intersecting stories of love and ambition.

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Who stars in Idlewild: Cast List

"Jimi: All Is By My Side" , "Four Brothers"  


"Mission: Impossible 7" , "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"  

"Four Brothers" , "Ray"  

"Ripped" , "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son"  

"Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls" , "First Sunday"  

"Taco Shop" , "My Baby's Daddy"  

"Lovewrecked" , "Hurricane Season"  

"Four Kids and It" , "WarCraft"  


"Phobias" , "For Colored Girls"  

"Time Out of Mind"  

Who's making Idlewild: Crew List

A look at the Idlewild behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Bryan Barber last directed Gigantor. The film's writer Jeff Whitty last wrote Can You Ever Forgive Me?.


Jeff Whitty


Robert Guralnick
Charles Roven

Watch: Idlewild Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Idlewild?

Key Facts

    • "Seeing a very rough cut of this film was an incredibly exciting experience," announced Adam Fogelson, President, Universal Pictures Marketing and Eddie Egan, Co-President, Universal Pictures Marketing. "We very much wanted to be part of bringing this film to a wide audience, and we're delighted to be partnering with HBO Films and Charles Roven."
    • The film's soundtrack will feature all new songs by OutKast and will be released on LaFace/Zomba Label Group in the fourth quarter of 2005.
    • The dance sequences are choreographed by legendary performer and three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Idlewild Release Date: When was the film released?

Idlewild was released in 2006 on Friday, August 25, 2006 (). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Beerfest, How to Eat Fried Worms and Invincible.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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