Leon (Robinson), who starred as the flamboyant Little Richard and as the talented, defiant singer David Ruffin in the true-story movie The Temptations, has signed a letter of intent to play the challenging role of the talented and frustrated blues guitar player and stepfather, Eddie Taylor in the Chicago family and community drama, The Rhythm and the Blues.

Leon will get to show his sexy side as a jealous husband of singer Vera Taylor.  (Hear Leon's interview about sex in the movies in the documentary Reel Black Love, by TRTB producer Darryl Pitts.)