EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its February 28 specialty release comes a sneak peek at a scene from Burden, the 101 Studios drama starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox and Usher.
Based on a true story, the pic written and directed by Andrew Heckler revolves around the opening in a small South Carolina town of a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan. Whitaker plays the idealistic Reverend Kennedy, who resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. The members of his congregation are shocked to discover his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Hedlund), a Klansman who is re-examining his long-held beliefs.
In the scene above featuring Whitaker’s Reverend and his wife Janice (Fox), the two confront the powerful forces that crash together with Whitaker’s benevolent act of taking in Burden and his family.
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Producers are Robbie Brenner, Jincheng and Bill Kenwright. Executive producers are Hedlund, Whitaker, Wilkinson, Riseborough, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Jeff Kwatinetz, Kevin Mckeon, Dan Farah, Gary Raskin, Charles Dombeck, Alastair Burlingham, Jeffrey Hecktman, Anna Chi, Scooter Braun, Robert Jones, Steve Potts, Jonathan Rae, Su Xue Qing, Zach Vella, Michelle Mason, Kaily Smith, Robert Gilpin, Wayne Marc Godfrey, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari.
Check out the scene above.
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