A new feature film about legendary label Chess Records is on the way. "Who Do You Love" tells the story of label founders and siblings Leonard and Phil Chess. Set to open in theaters in April, the film stars Alessandro Nivola ("Junebug"), Jon Abrahams ("Meet the Parents") and Chi McBride ("Pushing Daisies)," and is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks ("Marvin's Room").
Rounding out the cast are critically acclaimed artists Robert Randolph (Bo Diddley), Keb' Mo', Raheem DeVaughn and Ryan Shaw. Featuring a score assembled by music supervisors Budd Carr and Nora Felder, "Who Do You Love" will serve up a host of blues and R&B classics from the Chess catalog, including Etta James' "At Last," Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and Muddy Waters' "Stuff You Gotta Watch."
Distributed by International Film Circuit, "Who Do You Love" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It's the second major film in recent years to document the history of Chicago-based Chess Records, whose artist roster also included Chuck Berry. "Cadillac Records," starring Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright and Beyoncé, was released by TriStar Pictures in 2008.
The film will open April 9 in New York, April 16 in Los Angeles and April 23 in Chicago.