Caviezel and Ejiofor to Star in Savannah

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Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in writer/director Annette Haywood-Carter’s historical drama Savannah, reports Variety.

Bradley Whitford, Jaimie Alexander, Jack McBrayer and Hal Holbrook co-star.

Savannah tells the true story of Ward Allen, a white aristocrat, and Christmas Moultrie, a freed slave, in the early 1900s. Ward Allen was a romantic naturalist in the vein of Thoreau, an aristocrat who turned his back on a life of material comfort to become a market hunter. He and Christmas Moultrie became business partners, confidantes and life-long friends and together they tried to navigate the vicissitudes of social, industrial, environmental and personal change that threatened their way of life.

Filming is scheduled to start on February 14 in Savannah, Georgia.