PHOTO CALL: "Passing Strange The Movie"

Spike Lee's screen version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange hits movie theatres Aug. 21 featuring the original cast and band.

The 135-minute film was shot live at the Belasco Theatre during the Annie Dorsen-staged Broadway run.

Passing Strange features the music of Stew and Heidi Rodewald with lyrics and Tony Award-winning book by Stew.

Stew, Rodewald and the original Broadway cast — de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones — star in the film. The onstage band includes Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs.

The documentary " Passing Strange The Movie" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the 2009 SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals.

Here is a first look at the film:

To view the trailer, click here.