Idlewild (film)

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Idlewild is a 2006 American musical film written and directed by Bryan Barber. The film stars André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip hop duo Outkast, and the film features musical numbers that were written, produced and chiefly performed by the group. Idlewild contrasts the group's hip-hop, funk, and soul sound against a story based on a juke joint in the fictional Depression-era town of Idlewild, Georgia in 1935.

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Directed byBryan Barber
Written byBryan Barber
Produced by
CinematographyPascal Rabaud
Edited byAnne Goursaud
Music by
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 2006 (2006-08-25)
Running time
121 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million
Box office$12.6 million

Distributed by Universal Pictures, the film is an HBO Films co-production alongside Mosaic Media Group and Forensic Films. It features an ensemble cast including Terrence Howard, Paula Jai Parker, Paula Patton, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames, Macy Gray, Faizon Love, Bruce Bruce, Malinda Williams, Jackie Long and Bill Nunn. Idlewild received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $12 million worldwide. It was nominated for six Black Reel Awards.