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Cadillac Recordsis a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin . The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago -based record-company executive Leonard Chess , and a few of the musicians who recorded for Chess Records .

The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess , Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon , Mos Def as Chuck Berry , Columbus Short as Little Walter , Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters , Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf , and Beyoncé as Etta James . The film was released in North America on December 5, 2008 by TriStar Pictures .

Leonard Chess , a Polish immigrant of Jewish descent, starts the record label Chess Records in Chicago in 1950. It opens its doors for black musicians and attracts people such as Muddy Waters , Chuck Berry , Little Walter and Etta James .

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