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Party gone ‘Wild’

'Idlewild' bash takes extra measures

At Monday night’s after-party for Universal and HBO Films’ world premiere of “Idlewild,” the scene outside resembled an airport security check-point.

Guests formed what seemed like milelong lines to enter the gala at Gustavino’s. Before gaining access to the swanky event, which featured a jazz band and cocktail waitresses handing out snifters of cognac, ticket holders were asked to take off their shoes, jewelry and belts before heading through the metal detectors placed outside the venue’s doors.

“Luckily I bumped into Terrence Howard on the way in,” said pic’s producer Robert Guralnick. “He took my family and I through all the security; otherwise, I think I would still be out there waiting.”

Howard, who signed on to do the film prior to the release of “Hustle and Flow,” explained why he was interested in making a musical set in the Prohibition-era American South.

“Most of the musicals that (studios) make are trying to follow this enormous budget,” he explained. “This one had a relatively low budget and was based upon talent and creative ability, so it had such a low fence to hop.”

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