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    7 May 2015

    Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Slavery Drama ‘Freedom’ Trailer Out Now!

    ARC Entertainment has released the first official trailer of Freedom, the upcoming drama family movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal, Terrence Mann, David Rasche and Michael Goodwin.

    The film is directed by Peter Cousens ("Return to Eden") and was written by Timothy A. Chey ("The Genius Club").

    "Freedom" follows the true story of Samuel Woodward, a slave who attempts to escape from a plantation in Monroe, Virginia using the Underground Railroad in 1856. Woodward's story is woven together with that his great grandfather, whose 1748 voyage to America with slave trader Captain John Newton inspired Newton to write the song "Amazing Grace." The song touches the lives of all of the characters in the film.

    Checkout the trailer and poster below!

    "Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come."

    The film will be available June 5, 2015 on VOD, Digital and in theaters.

    Also take a look at this teaser poster of the movie!
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