Acting buffs everywhere rejoiced on Tuesday, as it was announced that Don Cheadle and Chiwitel Ejiofor -- two of the best actors working today, regardless of their race -- are teaming up for a true-life tale of a Washington, D.C. talk radio jock from the '60s. Cheadle will rock the mic, playing ex-con 'Petey' Green, who became a controversial host in '60s D.C.; Ejiofor will play his producer Dewey Hughes. Even more interesting is the announcement that Kasi Lemmons will be directing-- Lemmons made a splash with Eve's Bayou, although her follow-up, The Caveman's Valentine, fell off the radar. Shooting is scheduled to start next month -- presumably after Cheadle's Ocean's 13 duties are accomplished -- and the pic will be distributed by Focus Features, the Universal-linked micro-studio that brought us Brokeback Mountain and Far From Heaven. Never having lived in D.C., I don't know the background of this story -- can any of our readers in Drama City fill us in on the historical roots of this film? As for me, I'm just psyched by the thought of Cheadle and Ejiofor working together on the big screen. ...
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