BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME is Jeb Stuart’s epic civil rights drama adapted from the acclaimed book of the same name by prize-winning author and African- American studies scholar Timothy Tyson. The film takes place in the 1970’s in Oxford, NC and explores the racial upheaval—and ensuing social change—provoked by the acquittal of a white father and son accused of murdering a black man in cold blood and in full public view.
In BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, Nate Parker, an activist in his own right, (who played a leading role in The Great Debaters and stars in George Lucas’ forthcoming Tuskegee Airmen saga, Red Tails,) stars as notable Civil Rights activist Dr. Ben Chavis, who went on to become Executive Director and CEO of the NAACP. Golden Globe- winner Ricky Schroder, (Lonesome Dove, NYPD Blue) stars as Tyson’s father, Reverend Vernon Tyson. Like Tim Tyson himself, veteran screenwriter Jeb Stuart, (best known for his work on such classic action thrillers as Die Hard and The Fugitive), is a North Carolina native and, more importantly, the son of a white Southern minister who lived through the very events portrayed in the film. Stuart, who spent three years getting this highly personal project off the ground, not only wrote the screenplay of BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, he directed the film as well, and produced with Mari Stuart, Mel Efros, and Robert K. Steel. The large ensemble cast includes, Afemo Omilami (Forest Gump), Lela Rochon (Waiting to Exhale), Nick Searcy (Cast Away), Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Darrin Dewitt Henson (Stomp the Yard) and Gattlin Griffith (The Changeling) as the young Tim Tyson.
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