Celebrities Support Chicago’s Newest Film In The Making “The Rhythm And The Blues”

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Actor Leon Robinson Gives Supporters a First-hand Look

Chicago, IL – Nearly 100 top influencers gathered along with local Chicago celebrities to support Chicago’s newest film “The Rhythm and the Blues.” The film, which is set to shoot in the next couple of months, is set in the 1960’s and 70’s, and based on a true story of a Mississippi born family of blues musicians trying to make it in the Windy City. Socialite and Public Figure George Daniels, Comedian George Willborn, Rapper & Artist GLC, and Craftsman Spokesperson Robert North , among other celebrities, were in attendance to support the new film.

Comedian George Wilborn, Socialite and Public Figure George Daniels, Actor Leon, Director Darryl Pitts, CEO of Exact Publicity Shawn Zanotti

Leon, CEO of Exact Publicity Shawn Zanotti, Director Darryl Pitts

Leon, CEO of Exact Publicity Shawn Zanotti, Director Darryl Pitts

Rapper GLC and Actor Leon

Rapper GLC and Actor Leon

Darryl Pitts, producing partner for the movie, says he plans to hire a substantial number of local Chicago actors and crew. They will work beside globally known blues musicians Guy Davis and Sugar Blue—along with several Hollywood stars.

Leon, who is known for portraying music performers in movies such as The Temptations and The Five Heartbeats, spoke highly of how he was looking forward to playing the lead role of Eddie Taylor as well as entertaining the crowd.“Eddie Taylor is an inspiration to many of the people struggling to make it big and he succeeded,” said Leon when he was discussing why he chose to play the lead role.

Director Darryl Pitts, Writer Bonni Mckeown, Actor Leon

Director Darryl Pitts, Writer Bonni Mckeown, Actor Leon

Director Darryl Pitts and Actor Leon

Director Darryl Pitts and Actor Leon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live blues music was played during the event by the legendaryChicago based Blues singer Larry Taylor, whose life forms the basis for the film.

Co-sponsors included Cup-cakes and Cocktails, Edible Bliss, Ellie’s Cafe and Sweet Berries. Exact Publicity provided the elegant space and is handling all PR for this film.

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Director Darryl Pitts

Director Darryl Pitts

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