MOS DEF news
July 17, 2006
blackfilm.com has learned that Mos Def has been added opposite Jack Black in Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind".
In the film, Black plays Jerry, a junkyard worker whose headaches lead him to believe his brain is melting. While trying to sabotage a local power plant, he becomes inextricably magnetized and leads to the unintentional destruction of movies in his friend's video store. In order to keep the store's one loyal customer, an elderly lady with signs of dementia, the pair re-creates a long line of films including "The Lion King," "Rush Hour," "Back to the Future" and "Robocop." The Hollywood Reporter had reported that Kirsten Dunst was in negotiations to be in the film as well.
Focus Features will release the film, which starts shooting in New York for two months starting Sept.6.