OutKast duo André "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton star as two Prohibition-era performers determined to fend off the vicious gangsters currently attempting to gain a stake in the pair's lucrative club in this musical drama directed by longtime collaborator Bryan Barber and featuring choreography by three-time Tony award winner Hinton Battle. In the 1930s, Idlewild was the hottest speakeasy in the South thanks to the impressive showmanship of flamboyant manager/lead performer Rooster (Patton) and the notable talents of introverted pianist Percival (Benjamin). Everything changes, however, when a powerful gangster and his ruthless henchmen move in on the scene with every intention of landing a healthy portion of the club's considerable profits. Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Patti LaBelle, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, and Cicely Tyson co-star.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Musicals
- Run Time: 121min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/25/2006
- DVD Release Date: 12/05/2006
- Distributor(s): Universal
- Themes: Criminal's Revenge,Musician's Life
- Tone: Atmospheric,Bittersweet,Nostalgic,Sentimental,Stylized
- Country of Origin: USA (08-25-2006)
- Language: English