You’ll Never Guess Who is Set to Portray Chuck Berry in New Biopic

by Taylor Handberry Staggers

November 24, 2020

Photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns

There’s a new Buddy Holly biopic in the works, and early reports of cast members are starting to surface. If you are seasoned enough to remember, you know you can’t have a Buddy Holly film without the founding father of rock himself, Chuck Berry. So who will portray the rock and roll legend?

Nelly! Many have been shocked to learn that the ‘Hot in Herre’ rapper has snagged the part.

It’s been an exciting year for Nelly! The Houston native went head-to-head, or hit-to-hit rather, with Ludacris during one of the 2020 cultural hallmark Verzuz battles and joined the list of Dancing with the Stars alumni after placing third on the 29th season of the dance competition show. Maybe his impressive dance moves landed him his new gig.

The biopic has been titled ‘Clear Lake,’ which refers to the location of a 1959 plane crash that tragically killed Holly, Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

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