Nelly Forged as Chuck Berry in New Buddy Holly’s biopic
Nelly was cast as rock and roll legend Chuck Berry in an upcoming film about Buddy Holly, Variety Reports and Pitchfork can attest to that. The film, titled Clear Lake, will also star Colin Hanks and Diane Guerrero, and Ruairi O’Connor in the role of Buddy Holly.
Directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Double Jeopardy), Clear Lake will focus on Holly and his rock and roll contemporaries in the changing climate of the civil rights movement in the 1950s. Hanks will appear as Holly’s manager, Norman Petty, while Guerrero (Orange is the new black) will portray Holly’s wife Maria Elena Holly. Nelly’s role as Chuck Berry marks his first big part in a feature film.
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