Christone “Kingfish” Ingram interested in Crossroads reboot role

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram told Blues Rock Review in a recent appearance on the Blues Rock Show he would be interested in a role in a potential reboot of the 1986 blues cult classic Crossroads.

“I’d be down. What else can I say? Hell yeah,” Kingfish said.

Back in March, Blues Rock Review asked Crossroads writer/creator John Fusco who should be cast in a potential reboot and Fusco said, “Get Kingfish on the road. I think that would be the right twist on it.”

The 22-year-old blues phenom Ingram hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi, where the iconic Crossroads is located, and legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, as the myth goes, allegedly traded his soul to the devil for his musical talent.

Ingram was also asked if he would play the young up and coming guitarist like Lightning Boy in the original film, who was played by Ralph Macchio, or the Devil’s henchman (Jack Butler), who was played by Steve Vai.

“This is probably going to conflict with some of my views (…) but I wouldn’t mind playing that role of the Devil’s henchman,” said Kingfish with a laugh. “Playing the young bluesman is dope, but, hey, Steve Vai kind of had a memorable part in that role, so I wouldn’t mind trying my luck at that.  I can’t be menacing or intimidating that much but I can try.”

As far as other potential castings in the film, Kingfish said that Marquise Knox and Jontavious Willis would be shoe-ins.

Watch the full interview with Ingram from his appearance on the Blues Rock Show here.

Ingram is set to release his second full-length album, 662, on July 23.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete launched Blues Rock Review full-time in 2011 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

One thought on “Christone “Kingfish” Ingram interested in Crossroads reboot role

  • July 7, 2021 at 7:37 pm
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    Hola Christone,

    You’d be great in the movie! You’d be even greater by playing a gig somewhere in NorCal. Biscuits and Blues is a really cool joint in San Francisco, but due East is Stockton, CA, my hometown, and you could jam at the Bob Hope Theater! Come on Kingfish give me some love 😎❤️🙏

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