Alessandro Nivola plays Chess

It’s competing biopic time again…

It might not have the blockbusting power of the asteroid and volcano movie clashes, but it looks like the life of famed record producer Leonard Chess is about to get caught up in something more like the Infamous/Capote match-up.

Already scheduled to be played by Adrien Brody in Cadillac Records, Chess’ life will now also come to the screen in the form of The Eye’s Alessandro Nivola. “I’m gonna play Leonard. They’ve only just put my deal together,” he told MTV news. “The rest of the cast is just now gonna start coming together.” The new film doesn’t have a title yet, but it’ll tell a similar story to Cadillac, with Chess launching the careers of the likes of Chuck Berry and Etta James.

Head over to MTV for the full story.