Redeye: Movie about house music icon Frankie Knuckles to film in Chicago


Maybe a movie called “The Warehouse” doesn’t capture your interest–it sort of sounds like a gritty, straight-to-DVD action flick starring Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren.

In reality, it’s a film set to shoot in Chicago that will focus on house music icon Frankie Knuckles and the Warehouse, the West Loop club where Knuckles became a star in the late ’70s/early ’80s and where the house genre got its name. According to a press release, “The Warehouse” will honor both the work of Knuckles (who passed away on March 31, 2014) and the life of the venue’s owner Robert Williams. No casting information has been announced, though co-producer Billy Dec (Elston Films, Rockit Ranch), who you may remember has previously had small parts in “Entourage” and “Criminal Minds,” also will act in the film, which is being produced by Bob Teitel (“Barbershop”), Randy Crumpton and Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smart Bar/Double Door), a founding member of the Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF).

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