Matt Dillon Drives A Cadillac

Matt Dillon is in final negotiations to play Leonard Chess, the legendary founder of the South Side Chicago blues label Chess Records, in Sony/BMG Film’s “Cadillac Records” reports Reuters.

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.

Darnell Martin (“Their Eyes Were Watching God”) penned the script and is directing. Filming is set to begin in January in New Jersey and Chicago.