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September 06, 2008

Samuel Goldwyn to release blues musical

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) –
Samuel Goldwyn Films has
nabbed domestic rights to the 1930s-era blues musical "Dark
Streets," which features the first film score from B.B. King.
Rachel Samuels' adaptation of producer Glenn Stewart's
stage musical "The City Club" follows a naive playboy drawn
into a treacherous love triangle with two blues singers at his
favorite nightclub. Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko
and Elias Koteas star.
Etta James, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Solomon
Burke and Richie Sambora perform original songs on the
Goldwyn plans a late 2008 release for the film, which
earned a special jury prize at this year's CineVegas festival
as a work-in-progress.
Producers Claus Clausen, Andrea Balen, Corina Danckwerts
and Stewart will donate half of the film's profits to the Blues
Initiative, which aids New Orleans musicians hurt by the Gustav
and Katrina hurricanes.

Posted by riesambo at September 6, 2008 09:31 PM