Son of the South, Featuring Final Performance of Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, Released February 5

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Son of the South, Featuring Final Performance of Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, Released February 5

Spike Lee executive produced the film, penned by Barry Alexander Brown and Bob Zellner.

Son of the South, featuring the late, two-time Tony winner Brian Dennehy in his final performance, is released February 5 by Vertical Entertainment. The film is available in select theatres, Video on Demand, and digital platforms.

Spike Lee executive produced the film, written by Barry Alexander Brown and Bob Zellner and based on Zellner’s autobiography, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, Son of the South. Brown directed a cast that also features Lucas Till, Lex Scott Davis, Lucy Hale, Cedric The Entertainer, and Julia Ormond.

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The film is a coming-of-age story of a young man whose grandfather (Dennehy) was a Klansman in the early ’60s and who later joins the Civil Rights movement.

At the time of filming, Dennehy said, “I have to play the racist pig, but now that I’m in it, I’m not so upset about it. It’s an interesting problem for an actor to solve. To play someone whose opinions you detest so much. You’re forced to figure them out—and it’s been an interesting problem to solve.”

Dennehy won Tony Award for his performances in the revivals of Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. He was also the recipient of an Olivier Award, a Golden Globe, and six Emmy nominations.

Son of the South is produced by Colin Bates, Stan Erdreich, Bill Black, and Eve Pomerance.

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Playbill cover for the original Broadway production, 1949


Playbill cover for the original Broadway production, 1949


Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock in Death of a Salesman


Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock in the original Broadway production

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Cameron Mitchell, Lee J. Cobb, Thomas Chalmers, and Arthur Kennedy in the original Broadway production

Photo by Eileen Darby


Playbill cover for the 1975 Broadway revival starring George C. Scott


Playbill cover for the 1975 Broadway revival starring George C. Scott


Zhu Lin and Ying Ruocheng in the 1983 Beijing premiere


Zhu Lin and Ying Ruocheng in the 1983 Beijing premiere

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Playbill cover for the 1984 Broadway revival starring Dustin Hoffman


Playbill cover for the 1984 Broadway revival starring Dustin Hoffman


Dustin Hoffman and David Chandler in the 1984 Broadway revival


Dustin Hoffman and David Chandler in the 1984 Broadway revival

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Stephen Lang, Kate Reid and John Malkovich in the 1984 Broadway revival


Stephen Lang, Kate Reid and John Malkovich in the 1984 Broadway revival

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Karen Needle, Stephen Lang and Linda Kozlowski in the 1984 Broadway revival


Karen Needle, Stephen Lang and Linda Kozlowski in the 1984 Broadway revival

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