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Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 1:06 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Let's say you're a filmmaker, and you're given the opportunity to tell the true life story of two people: Ward Allen, an Oxford-educated Southerner, who defies expectations and makes a career as hunter, rabble-rouser and good ol' boy, and Christmas Moultrie, a man born into slavery, who becomes a free man and enters a business partnership with Ward. Whose life do you think would serve as the most interesting prism though which to tell a dramatic narrative? Whose life would offer the greatest perspective on the changing mores not just of the South but the nation as a whole? If you picked Ward Allen, then you must be co-writer and director Annette Haywood-Carter. "Savannah" does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.

Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Jim Caviezel Go To Court In Clip From 'Savannah'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 19, 2013 3:02 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Before Chiwetel Ejiofor shows off his awards season stuff this fall in "12 Years A Slave" he'll take a supporting role in this month's "Savannah," with Jim Caviezel in the lead. The tale of Southern life is based on a true story and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie to give you a little preview of what's to come.

Still Waiting For '12 Years A Slave'? Watch The Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor's Other Freed Slave Movie 'Savannah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2013 8:49 AM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Bet you forgot about this movie didn't you? First announced back in 2011 and shot the same year, it seems we're going to get a double dose of Chiwetel Ejiofor playing a freed slave in 2013. Of course, he's set to lead the hugely anticipated "12 Years A Slave," but he's also got a co-starring role in the forthcoming indie "Savannah," and the first trailer has arrived to give you a peek at another tale dealing with America's slavery past.

Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor To Star In Historical Drama 'Savannah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 8:37 AM
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Well, here's a name we don't hear very often. Variety reports that Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor are set to star in a historical drama, "Savannah."

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