Idlewild (D: Bryan Barber, 90 min)
A late-summer release set in Prohibition-era Georgia and starring OutKast's André Benjamin and Antwan Andre Patton ? This could either do phenomenally well or sink like a stone at the box office. Director Bryan Barber helmed OutKast's famous Hey Ya! video, so he knows about style and retro cool. But this is his first feature. The cast includes Cicely Tyson , Ben Vereen and breakthrough guy Terrence Howard as well as musical types like Patti LaBelle and Macy Gray . Bet the studio is crossing its fingers for a crossover hit. At least the soundtrack will be decent. Opens Friday (August 25). Screened after press time - see review August 24 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.