Mark Campbell Productions announces Louis Gossett, Jr. will direct the feature film “Cottonwood”, starring Anthony Michael Hall (Foxcatcher, The Breakfast Club, “Dead Zone”, The Dark Knight), Ethan Suplee (The Wolf of Wall Street, Unstoppable, American History X, “My Name is Earl”), Alison Eastwood (Shadow People, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Absolute Power) and featuring Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry in his feature film acting debut among others.
The independent feature will begin filming in central Texas soon “Cottonwood” is produced by Anthony Michael Hall and Julie Campbell, based on the novel of the same title written by Stacy Dean Campbell. Set in West Texas during the summer of 1937, during the depression and dust bowl era “Cottonwood” tells the story of two families thrown together by tragedy and the binds of racial injustice.
Louis Gossett, Jr. says “Cottonwood is a timeless story. “It’s a story that helps make us heal as people. My life hero was Nelson Mandela. He came out of jail a healed man and healed others. The lessons from generation to generation about racial injustice in our society is not being taught to our young people, so films like this are very important to be made and seen. They need to see where we’ve been in order to see where we need to go. It’s about movement, constant change and it can help us all get to a better place in life. I am proud to be directing such a distinguished film with an amazing cast and a powerful universal message”
Louis Gossett Jr. is known for his Oscar-winning role in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” his Emmy winning role in “Roots” as well as his rolls in “Enemy Mine,” “Iron Eagle”. He is currently co-starring in Steven Spielberg’s Sci-Fi series Extant on CBS. Mark Campbell Productions and the film “Cottonwood” are proud supporters of the Eracism Foundation founded by Louis Gossett, Jr. to educate about and fight against racism.Read More