Movie Premiere Press Release - Hustle & Flow


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Los Angeles Premiere of 'Hustle & Flow'

WHAT: LOS ANGELES Premiere of "Hustle & Flow"

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH, PROMPTLY AT 7:30 PM Arrivals to begin at 6:30pm

WHERE: CINERAMA DOME 6360 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood

WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, D.J. Qualls, Taraji P. Henson, Elise Neal, Paula Jai Parker, Ludacris, writer-director Craig Brewer, producers John Singleton and Stephanie Allain and from the soundtrack, Al Kapone

Other celebrities and special guests attending include: Will Smith, Christina Ricci, Tyrese Gibson, Brandy, Bishop Don Juan, Nia Long, Seth Green, Erika Christensen, Gabrielle Union, Danny Masterson, Mike Epps, Jason Lee, DeAngelo, Brett Ratner, Jennifer Esposito, Benjamin McKenzie, Jeremy Piven, Michelle Rodriguez, Aisha Tyler, Ray Liotta, Paul Haggis, Louis Gossett, Jr., Troy Garity, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Masterson, Joy Bryant, Kellita Smith, Max, Henry & Zoe Winkler, Malinda Williams, Ethan Suplee, Niecy Nash, Shondrella Avery, David Gallagher, Marsha Thomason, Michael Pena, Eric Balfour, Jennifer Freeman, Jeremy Renner, Balthazar Getty, Hill Harper, Mare Winningham, Frankie Muniz, Meagan Good, Shakara Ledard, Michael Beech, Dash Mihok ... and many more!


"Hustle & Flow" is the redemptive story of a streetwise Memphis hustler trying to find his voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Though DJay (Terrence Howard) has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key (Anthony Anderson), a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he's ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps -- his flow -- and the two team up with Shelby (D.J. Qualls), a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumping crunk tracks. DJay's metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life -- Shug (Taraji P. Henson) and Nola (Taryn Manning) -- find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black (Ludacris), DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.

Release Date: JULY 22, 2005

ALL PRESS MUST BE ACCREDITED TO COVER ARRIVALS TO THE EVENT For further information, please call: TV/Print/Radio: Cassandra Butcher - (323) 464-2121 Photo: (Logo: )

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