Poster for Gospel Hill
From Gospel Hill Partners LLC-
Gospel Hill is now almost half- way through it's production in S. Carolina. It marks the directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the film.
Other cast members attached to this project are:
Tom Bower, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover, Julia Stiles, Nia Long,
Taylor Kitsch, The RZA and Adam Baldwin.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Other Companies involved are:
6 Sales- international sales and
Dolby Laboratories- sound post-production
Shooting in S. Carolina June/ July 2007.
We have assembled an incredible line-up of musicians who will be writing original songs for the soundtrack. Including: Eric Bibb, James Blood Ulmer, Alving Youngblood Hart and Corey Harris among others.
Gospel Hill Billboard now up at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival
(Updated on Sept. 19th 2007)
Gospel Hill Synopsis:
Gospel Hill takes place in a small southern town, where years ago a local civil rights leader, Paul Malcom, was assassinated.
In the wake of his fathers death, John Malcom (Danny Glover), has drifted into seclusion, turning his back on the movement. Meanwhile, his wife Sarah (Angela Bassett), has continued to fight for what is right. Battling the local doctor (Giancarlo Esposito), who is spearheading a movement to displace much of the town's African American community to make way for a large development. The man who was sheriff at the time of the assassination, Jack Herrod (Tom Bower), has remained in town too although not as sheriff. He has fallen onto hard times and ill health. His two sons have stayed as well trying to eke out livings. The younger as a landscaper, Joel (Taylor Kitsch), working primarily for the doctor and the older, Carl (Adam Baldwin), as an iconoclastic lawyer, who is having an affair with the doctors' wife (Nia Long).
When a young school teacher, Rosie (Julia Stiles), moves to town she not only begins dating Joel, but also joins Sarah Malcom in fighting the development. This sets in motion events that will draw all the parties together. Forcing them to make a choice about what is right and wrong and come face to face with the ghosts of their past.