BURDEN Casts Garrett Hedlund As Star

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Drama Burden has cast Garrett Hedlund as its star alongside Oscar winning actor forest Whitaker.

Garrett Hedlund

Burden is based on real events and follows Mike Burden (Hedlund), an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. As the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent Reverend Kennedy takes Mike, his girlfriend and her son in, protects them and accepts them into their community in hopes of teaching Mike about love and acceptance.

The film is written and directed by Andrew Heckler with production set to begin in two weeks.

SOURCE: Deadline.com