Spike Lee Exec Producing Civil Rights Drama ‘Son of the South’

Variety | 2/5/2019 | Dave McNary
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Spike Lee is executive producing the civil rights drama “Son of the South,” with his longtime editor Barry Alexander Brown directing from his own screenplay, Variety has learned exclusively.

Brown is up for an Academy Award for editing “BlacKkKlansman.” Lee received Oscar nominations for best picture, director, and adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”

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“Son of the South” will begin principal photography in Montgomery, Ala., in March. The producers are Colin Bates (“Maggie”), Eve Pomerance (“As Good as Dead”), Bill Black (“Bayou Caviar”), Stan Erdreich, and River Bend Pictures (“Coming Through the Rye”). The cast has not yet been announced.

“Son of the South” is based on the Bob Zellner autobiography, “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement.” The Alabama native and grandson of a Ku Klux Klan member is...
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