TriStar Pictures will release Sony BMG's production Cadillac Records on Dec 5 in North America this year.

The music-themed film chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists in Chicago in the 1950s. It stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Mos Def as Chuck Berry and Beyonce Knowles as Etta James.

Darnell Martin wrote and directed the film which also features Gabrielle Union, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric The Entertainer and Tammy Blanchard.

Beyonce also executive produced the film with Andrew Lack and Sofia Sondervan producing.