“Prometheus” star Rafe Spall and “The Hunger Games” tribute Jacqueline Emerson will star in indie drama “Son of the South”, according to Variety. Spike Lee will executive produce and Barry Alexander Brown will direct the drama set in the 1960s, based on the autobiography of Bob Zellner, “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement.”
Spall will play Zellner, who was the son and grandson of KKK members, but who ultimately decided to join the Civil Rights movement as one of the first white members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, joining black students in sit-ins, marches and more, often becoming a target of violence. Emerson will play his fiancee, Carol Anne, and the supporting cast includes Marianne Jean Baptiste, Lou Gossett Jr., Clint Dyer and Saskia Reeves.
Spall, who recently appeared in “One Day” and “Anonymous”, can currently be seen in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and just wrapped up rom com “I Give It A Year” opposite funny ladies Anna Faris and Rose Byrne. Emerson played the cunning Tribute Foxface opposite Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games”, and “Son of the South” will mark her first follow-up to that phenomenon.