Idlewild Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, August 25, 2006

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Idlewild

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

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

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

Idlewild Release Date: When was it released?

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

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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