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(2006)

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The working title of the film was Speakerboxxx, named after Outkast's 2003 album.
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Originally Idlewild was written as a music video treatment, until the success of their album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" encouraged them to expand it into a feature film. The film was going to premiere on HBO but it was ultimately decided to release it in theaters.
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Ben Vereen agreed to be in the film because his daughter, Ka-Ron Om Vereen, was a fan of Outkast.
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Although Paula Patton is married to R&B singer Robin Thicke, she openly admits she is not a songstress herself. Paula sang a few riffs for her audition for the movie but did not sing in the movie(other than the scene where her character Angel Davenport and Percival (André Benjamin)were rehearsing for her first stage performance). Singer Debra Killings lent her vocal talent to Patton's character.
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Antwan Big Boi Patton (Rooster) when Antwan's mother found out he was skipping school to rap and put together his group Outkast, she told him if he continued to cut classes, she would not permit him to rap or be in any kind of rap group what so ever. Antwan then graduated high school with a 4.0 grade point average.
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Big Boi (Rooster) and Andre Benjamin (Percival) are members of the rap group Outkast.
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