It’s being reported that Matt Dillon will play the legendary and ill-fated Leonard Chess, the founder of the legendary Chess blues record label. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The period piece follows the rise and fall of Chess
Records, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy
Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Chess, who was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, scoured the South, checking out the
various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac."
But what about some of the other music moguls who have been portrayed on the silver screen? Here’s a sampling:
Ray – Curtis Armstrong play Ahmet Ertegun, one of the founders of Atlantic Records.
Walk The Line – Dallas Roberts is stellar as Sam Phillips, the man who started Sun Records.
American Hot Wax – DJ Allan Freed was arguably bigger than Dick Clark. But the radio personality saw his downfall during the payola scandals.
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Paul Mazursky played Mo Levy, the founder of Roulette Records in this movie about the tough life of Frankie Lymon.Read More