Naturi Naughton in new movie, “The Emperor.” Starring Dayo Okeniyi, other black celebrities in this film include Kat Graham, Harry Lennix and Mykelti Williamson.
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Based on a true story, Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.
Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Harper’s Ferry and helping alter the course of American history.
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“a terrific, moving film with great heart that could not be more timely.”
Mark Amin, the movies director had this to say –
“Here was a young slave who ran away from his plantation, made it to freedom, and had Fredrick Douglas offer to send him to Canada to live in safety. Instead he chose to join John Brown and fight for the principles he believed in. This is what inspired me to make this film.”
- Dayo Okeniyi as Shields Green
- Ben Robson as Luke McCabe
- James Cromwell as John Brown
- Kat Graham as Delores
- Keean Johnson as Rufus Little
- James Le Gros
- Harry Lennix as Frederick Douglas
- Naturi Naughton as Sarah Green
- Mykelti Williamson as Truesdale
- Bruce Dern as Levi Coffin
Produced by Sobini Films’ Amin and Cami Winikoff, and Reginald Hudlin, this movie was shot on location in Savannah, Georgia. Hudlin says –
“This isn’t a slavery movie. It’s a freedom movie. This is a film about a man smart enough and strong enough to fight the system and change the world.”
“Emperor” opens in theaters on March 27th.
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