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 Michael Clarke Duncan and Morgan Simpson Star in the Inspiring Blues Music Infused Road Movie directed by Mario Van Peebles

Hollywood, CA (BlackNews.com) — Liberty Road Entertainment & Heavy Duty Entertainment proudly announce the theatrical release of the film “Redemption Road” on August 26, 2011.

The film stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (“The Green Mile”, the upcoming “The Finder”), Morgan Simpson, Kiele Sanchez (“The Glades”) and Taryn Manning (“Hawaii Five-O”) with featured performances by Luke Perry (“Jeremiah”) and Tom Skerritt (“Top Gun”). It is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City”) and co-written by Morgan Simpson and George Richards from an original story by Simpson. The film is produced by Jeff Balis, Rhoades Rader and Morgan Simpson; co-produced by Michael Clarke Duncan and Joel C. High; and executive produced by Charlie Poe.

In “Redemption Road”, two seemingly different men (Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn’t about where you end up – it’s how you get there that matters.

Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever.

The music of “Redemption Road” is permeated with authenticity, from Country music – perfectly befitting the film’s Nashville locations – to the full scope of the Blues with a pinch of good old-fashioned Gospel to reflect the film’s deeper themes of faith. The film boasts cameos by numerous seasoned blues and other musical artists including — Gary Clark Jr., Tree Adams, Ruthie Foster, Jason White Company, James “Nick” Nixon, Mario Van Peebles, Ronnie Bowman, Cissy Crutcher, Morgan Simpson, Alabama Slim and Little Freddie King, Minnie Murphy and Cydney Robinson.

To complete the soundtrack, the filmmakers are utilizing the fundraising website Kickstarter with proceeds to benefit the Music Maker Foundation.

More info on supporting the effort to raise funds for the soundtrack can be found at www.kck.st/RRSoundtrack

In announcing the release, director Mario Van Peebles states, “We sought to deliver a story about the relationship between two seemingly unconnected men and the forgiveness that both of them need to heal and find redemption. By telling it in the context of the vibe and culture of the blues mixed with some country and gospel we hope the film will inspire, as well as entertain, audiences everywhere.”

The film will be distributed by Freestyle Releasing. It opens in select cities including Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Austin, TX, Little Rock, Birmingham, AL and New Orleans.

The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material and for language.

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