Friday, May 22, 2009

Talk of a John Brown Movie Surface Again

JOSH BROLIN MAY STAGE A REVOLT AS JOHN BROWN

While talking to ComingSoon.net this week from the set of Jonah Hex in New Orleans, Josh Brolin revealed that he is working on producing and probably starring in a movie about 19th century American abolitionist John Brown, who led the raid on Harper's Ferry in Virginia, attempting to free slaves in a 1859 event which many historians cite as a precursor to the Civil War. Despite John Brown's historical importance, he has been remarkably rarely depicted in film (though he was in the little-seen Seven Angry Men, 1955), and Josh Brolin notes in the linked interview that he thinks the time is finally right for a movie about this revolutionary abolitionist to get his own movie. Josh Brolin also mentioned talks he's had with Mel Gibson about a movie called Under and Alone, about the true story of an ATF agent who went undercover in a motorcycle gang.

1 comment:

Frederick Douglass Family Foundation said...

Greetings,

My name is Ken Morris and I'm the great great great grandson of Frederick Douglass. I would love to get in contact with you. I'm sure there is much we can talk about!

Please send an email to me at info@fdff.org if you're interested in connecting.

Regards,

Ken