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November 2005
Talk to Me Cast Update

Talk to Me Cast Update
Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle to work together again on "Talk To Me".
October 30, 2005
While recently promoting his latest film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", Terrence Howard mentioned to blackfilm.com that he will be working with Don Cheadle again on "Talk To Me". The film will be directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine) and be distributed by Focus Features. "Talk To Me About" is the story of broadcast personality and community activist Ralph "Petey" Greene, a 1960s/70s disc jockey in Washington. Cheadle will play the part of Petey Greene. Taraji P. Henson is also slated to be in the film. Cheadle and Howard had previously worked together on the critcally acclaimed film, "Crash".

The following prologue appears in the book, "Laugh If You Like, Ain't a Damn Thing Funny, the Life Story of Ralph 'Petey' Greene" by Lurma Rackley:
Ralph “Petey” Greene was a native Washingtonian who, though he lived in Foggy Bottom, considered Georgetown his home. A comic genius, he spent years “clowning around” and spiraling to life's lowest depths. From there he conned, “speechified,” and rhymed his way to heights even he hardly imagine, using lessons he learned from his unconventional grandmother, “A'nt Pig.” Host of the national television show “Petey Greene´s Washington,“ Greene would end the show with his signature rhyme, “I'll tell it to the hot, I'll tell it to the cold, I'll tell it to the young and I'll tell it to the old.”


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