Set in the post-civil war era, Savannah tells the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (Caviezel), an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter (keeping local dining establishments supplied with fresh duck), his business partner – a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie (Ejiofor), and the love of his life, free-spirited Lucy Stubbs (Alexander). As the changing times force the brilliant but troubled Ward to challenge the government to recognize his rights as a market hunter, Ward fights to preserve his love, his life-long friendship with Moultrie and above all, his cherished way of life on the Savannah River.

James Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor Set for ‘Savannah’

James Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor have signed onto star in the true-story drama Savannah. James Caviezel will portray the aristocrat Ward Allen, who surprisingly develops a partnership with a freed slave, Christmas Moultrie (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Bradley Whitford, Jaimie Alexander, Jack McBrayer, and Hal Holbrook will also co-star in the drama, although it isn't clear what roles they will portray.

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