Beyoncé stars as Etta James in “Cadillac Records,” a film inspired by the real-life events of the old-school blues label Chess Records. She is also an executive producer of the film.
The Golden Globe nominee works the red carpet at the film’s New York premiere.
Adrien Brody, left, plays Chess Records founder Leonard Chess and shares serious chemistry—and lip locks—with Beyoncé in the film.
Brody’s character Leonard Chess helped shape the sound of rock ‘n’ roll by launching the careers of Muddy Waters, Etta James, Little Walter and Chuck Berry.
Brody and Beyoncé celebrate the film’s release.
In the film, actor Columbus Short relives the impassioned life of pimp-turned-harmonica extraordinaire Little Walter, whom Muddy Waters takes under his wing.
Ne-Yo and his mentor Jay-Z work their magic as they make their way inside to support Beyoncé and the “Cadillac Records” cast.
Ne-Yo gets his shine on at the premiere.
Jay-Z makes his way inside the theater to see Beyoncé’s buzzworthy performance.
A stunning Gabrielle Union stars as Muddy Waters’s wife in the film.
Gabrielle shows off her regal floor-length gown.
Diddy joins the party to welcome “Cadillac Records” to the big screen. He is hoping to snag a major role of his own as the first Black James Bond.
Rapper and actor Mos Def stars as music star Chuck Berry in the film.
Rapper Akon arrives on the red carpet in a gray velvet ensemble.
Actor Eamonn Walker stars as jazz musician Howlin’ Wolf in the film.
Actor Jeffrey Wright takes on the role of Muddy Waters in the film. He and his wife, actress Carmen Ejogo, make a gorgeous couple on the red carpet.
The film’s writer and director Darnell Martin joined forces with Beyoncé, who not only stared as Etta James, but is executive producer of the movie.
The “Cadillac Records” cast comes together for a group shot as they celebrate the film’s big-screen debut.
Actress Chyna Layne appears in the film as the girlfriend of harmonica player Henry “Pot” Strong.