True Blood alum Sam Trammell is on the call sheet for Fox 2000’s Roxann Dawson-directed film, The Impossible, a faith-based true story of Joyce Smith’s account of how her faith and prayer led to her son’s recovery after he was proclaimed lifeless. Chrissy Metz stars as Smith, along with Josh Lucas, Mike Colter, and Topher Grace co-star. The pic is based on Smith’s book The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection, which was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte. Trammell will play Dr. Kurt Sutterer, an eyewitness to how Joyce’s prayers for John manifest. DeVon Franklin is producing the pic, which is in production in Canada. Trammell, who recently had a guest arc on NBC’s ratings juggernaut, This Is Us, is repped by Innovative and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has partnered with the American Cinematheque to curate an ongoing film series to showcase a wide range of Black films and facilitate conversations with prolific Black filmmakers exploring the cultural significance and important themes of the work. The series is slated to commence April 29 and will start off with a special event celebrating the career of Carl Franklin at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Franklin’s debut feature, One False Move, will be screened along with Devil in a Blue Dress, his film adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel. Afterward, Franklin will take part in a Q&A to discuss both works as well as his career overall. More screening to be announced throughout the year.