Monday, July 23, 2007



Antwan “Big Boi” Patton from the multi-platinum and Grammy winning hip-hop duo OutKast leads an all-star cast in Who’s Your Caddy?, portraying C-Note, a superstar rap mogul who runs into fierce opposition when he tries to join a stuffy golf country club. The wild street team and the stuffy elite, who collide on the green include Terry Crews, Tamala Jones, MTV’s Andy Milonakis, comedienne Sherri Shepherd, funnyman Faizon Love, Finesse Mitchell, Jeffrey Jones, James Avery , Bruce Bruce, Bad Santa’s Tony Cox, Garrett Morris, Mighty Rasta and Grammy-nominated rapper Lil’ Wayne.

Our Stories and Dimension Films will release Who’s Your Caddy? in theaters on July 27th.

When the board president of the Carolina Pines Golf & Country Club tries to deny C-Note membership, it's nothing that he and his entourage can't handle. Undeterred by the country club’s rejection, C-Note gets the brilliant idea to buy the land adjacent to the golf club’s 17th hole, which he cleverly leverages to gain membership. C-Note's crew causes serious confusion as they bring their larger-than-life style to the club. As the club’s conservative leadership desperately tries to revoke C-Note's membership, he realizes that his family's honor and secret record-breaking golf history is at stake. As he takes on the fight of his life, C-Note pulls out all the stops to bring down the club’s backwards establishment and welcome them to the 21st century.

In 2006 Patton leaped from hip-hop star to actor extraordinaire with starring roles in Idlewild with André Benjamin and ATL with T.I. Soon after he landed the lead role in Who’s Your Caddy? Patton, who admits he wants to explore all performing avenues, talks about how the starring role in the film came about.

“Actually, my manager called me and said, ‘Yo, man, there’s this film and I want you to check out the script. I like it and they want you to play the lead.’ I said, ‘Word?’ I read it and from the first couple of pages, I was laughing. The script was so funny. So, I said, ‘I’m in.’ It was just that simple,” Patton says.

The film required him to golf and polo, neither of which he had done before, but that didn’t deter Patton. “Although I had never golfed, I picked up the basics quickly and after the first day, it was on. As far as riding a horse went, I adjusted to it easily, too, because I’m really into animals. Once I got on the horse, it was cool. Before we started shooting I rode the horse for hours and I loved it. Now, I’m looking into buying some horses. So, these new experiences have really expanded my world,” he acknowledges.

The 32 year-old husband and father of three admits his life is a constant juggling act, “I try to keep family first. I want to be there for wife and for my kids’ soccer games, music recitals and parent-teacher meetings. It’s not easy, but I have a great team behind me that works hard to make sure everything gets done.”

Patton spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah , Georgia before moving to Atlanta. He had a strong interest in hip-hop music, and met André "3000" Benjamin while attending
Tri-Cities High School in the early ‘90s. The two eventually joined forces as OutKast and signed with
LaFace Records.

In contrast to his more sedate, philosophical partner, Patton's on-record persona can be identified by his rapid-fire delivery, a style which has become more distinct since the album ATLiens. Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world. One example is 2002's "War", a scathing attack on the Bush administration and the "war on terror." In addition to his work on much OutKast and Dungeon Family-related material, Patton has also been featured on other artists' tracks without André 3000. His most notable guest appearances were on the 1999 Missy Elliott hit, "All N My Grill", the Youngbloodz' "85 South", and Trick Daddy's 2002 single "In Da Wind".

After four increasingly successful albums as a duo, Benjamin decided to make a solo album as a side project. Patton also produced the solo effort, and the album was packaged together with André 3000’s solo album as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Big Boi recently announced a new solo album in the works, which may be finished in 2007. Purportedly similar in sound to Speakerboxxx, it will feature production from André and longtime Dungeon Family production team Organized Noize.

Who’s Your Caddy? is an MGM release of an Our Stories Films and Dimension Films Presentation of a Rifkin-Eberts Production/Kia Jam Production in association with Eleven Eleven Films. The film is directed by Don Michael Paul (Half Past Dead, Furious Five) and written by Don Michael Paul, Bradley Allenstein and Robert Henny.

The producers are Tracey E. Edmonds, Christopher Eberts, Arnold Rifkin, Kia Jam, and the executive producers are Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, Shakim Compere, Ross Dinerstein, Queen Latifah, Marvin Peart, Chris Roberts, and Bobby Schwartz. The director of photography is Thomas Callaway.

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BOX OFFICE UPDATE: This past weekend, the film WHOS YOUR DADDY only raked in $3 million and coming in at No. 10 on the Box Office charts.

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