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