Son of the South (film)
|Son of the South|
|Directed by||Barry Alexander Brown|
|Written by||Barry Alexander Brown|
|Based on||The Wrong Side of Murder Creek|
by Bob Zellner
|Music by||Steven Argila|
Son of the South is an upcoming American biographical drama film, written and directed by Barry Alexander Brown, in his directorial debut. Based on Bob Zellner's autobiography, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, it stars Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond, Cedric the Entertainer, Sharonne Lainer, Mike C. Manning, Brian Dennehy and Chaka Forman.
- Lucas Till as Bob Zellner
- Lucy Hale as Carol Anne
- Lex Scott Davis as Joanne
- Julia Ormond as Virginia Durr
- Cedric the Entertainer as Ralph Abernathy
- Sharonne Lainer as Rosa Parks
- Brian Dennehy as Grandfather
- Chaka Forman as Jim Forman
- Mike C. Manning as Townsend Ellis
- Shamier Anderson as Reggie
- Ludi Lin as Derek Ang
- Jake Abel
- Dexter Darden as John Lewis
- Matt William Knowles as Jim Zwerg
- Byron Herlong as James Zellner
- Onye Eme-Akwari as Charles McDew
In February 2019, it was announced Barry Alexander Brown would direct the film, from a screenplay he wrote, while Colin Bates, Eve Pomerance, Bill Black, Stan Erdreich will serve as producers on the film, while Spike Lee will serve as an executive producer. In April 2019, Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike C. Manning, Sharonne Lainer, Brian Dennehy, Chaka Forman, Shamier Anderson, Jake Abel, Ludi Lin, Onye Eme-Akwari, Dexter Darden, and Matt William Knowles joined the cast of the film.
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