Who Do You Love? (2008 film)

Who Do You Love?

Directed by
Jerry Zaks

Produced by
Les Alexander
Andrea Baynes
Jonathan Mitchell

Written by
Peter Martin Wortmann
Robert Conte

Jon Abrahams
Alessandro Nivola
David Oyelowo
Marika Dominczyk
Tendal Mann

Music by
Jeff Beal

David Franco

Edited by
Scott Richter

Release date

September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11) (Toronto International Film Festival)
April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09) (United States)

Running time

90 minutes

United States


Who Do You Love? is a 2008 film named after the Bo Diddley song “Who Do You Love?”.[1] It is also known by its working title of Chess.


1 Overview
2 Cast
3 References
4 External links

A biopic of the record producer Leonard Chess and was directed by Jerry Zaks[1] and written by Peter Martin Wortmann and Robert Conte. Leonard Chess is played by Alessandro Nivola and the cast includes David Oyelowo as Muddy Waters.[1] Location filming was in New Orleans.

Jon Abrahams – Phil Chess
Tim Bellow – Chuck Berry
Brett Beoubay – Bo Diddley’s Manager
Robert Randolph – Bo Diddley
Rus Blackwell – Missouri Sheriff
Marcus Lyle Brown – Jess
Chris Burnett – Stage Manager
Joe Chrest – Malcolm Chisholm
Heather Clark – Waitress Deloris
Noell Coet – Frances
Joshua Davis – Terry Chess
Miko DeFoor – Little Walter
Marika Dominczyk – Revetta Chess
Dominique DuVernay – Core Swing Dancer
Thomas Elliott – Radio DJ
J. D. Evermore – Jake
Madeline Gaudet – Concert Fan
Lisa Goldstein – Sheva Chess
Russell M. Haeuser – Concert security guard
TJ Hassan – Lonnie Johnson
Brent Henry – Police Officer
Albert H. Bongard IV – Security Guard
Elise Kaywood – Dancer
Jeremy Evan Kerr – Assistant Stage Manager
Cynthia LeBlanc – Concert Fan
Elton LeBlanc – Security Guard
Ian Leson – Alan Freed
Naima Imani Lett – Chess Receptionist
Earl Maddox – Bar Owner
Tendal Mann – Marshall Chess
Roy McCrerey – Hank Lakin
Hunter McGregor – Petey
Crystal Morgan – Concert Fan
Alessandro Nivola – Leonard Chess
David Oyelowo – Muddy Waters
Logan Starlarow – Ethan


^ a b c Holden, Stephen (April 8, 2010). “Fictional History: What It Was Like to Start Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sort Of”. The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Who Do You Love? at the Internet Movie Database
Reviews of Who Do You Love? on Metacritic

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