Rafe Spall & Jacqueline Emerson to Lead SON OF THE SOUTH

Supporting cast also announced.

Rafe Spall (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Anonymous’) and ‘The Hunger Games’ Jacqueline Emerson have landed the lead roles in the indie drama ‘Son of the South,’ says Variety.

To be directed by Barry Alexander Brown from a screenplay based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek,’ the story chronicles “the white author’s life in Alabama, where he grew up as the son of a minister and grandson of a KKK member before joining the Civil Rights Movement.”

Zellner will be played by Spall, while Emerson is to take the role of the author’s fiancée, Carol Anne.

Marianne Jean Baptiste (‘Without a Trace’), Lou Gossett Jr. (‘The Perfect Game’), Clint Dyer (‘Unknown’) and Saskia Reeves (‘Wallander’) have been cast for supporting roles, along with Chaka Forman (‘Harsh Times’), who is set to play his own father, civil rights leader Jim Forman.