Can I just say how excited I am about an upcoming film starring Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Giancarlo Esposito, and Erykah Badu? There is no way this won’t be amazing.
Shooting will begin soon on what promises to be the okayplayer answer to a spaghetti western epic They Die By Dawn, a black cowboy opera conceived and directed by Jeymes Samuel AKA The Bullitts–maker of Jay Elec beats and writer of Estelle songs, in addition to his own prolific musical and cinematic output. The film is based on the real lives of four African American cowboys and the all-star, all-black ensemble cast is slated to includeThe Wire co-stars Idris Elba and Michael K. Williams as well as Giancarlo Esposito, Rosario Dawson and Erykah Badu! Filming begins in early May on location at the famous western town Melody Ranch in L.A. and I’m told some more big names will be confirmed in the next few days.