Blood Done Sign My Name, opening in theaters on February 19th, is the title of writer/director Jeb Stuart's new film about the civil rights movement adapted from the acclaimed book of the same name by prize-winning author and African- American studies scholar Timothy Tyson. Like Tim Tyson himself, veteran screenwriter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard), is a North Carolina native and, more importantly, the son of a white Southern minister who lived through the very events portrayed in the film. Stuart, who spent three years getting this highly personal project off the ground, not only wrote the screenplay for Blood Done Sign My Name, but also directed and produced the film as well. We recently had a chance to sit down with the film's stars Ricky Schroder and Nate Parker, as well as notable Civil Rights activist Dr. Ben Chavis, who Parker portrays in the film, to discuss the new movie, the tragic true-story that it is based on, civil rights and just how far we've come as a nation in the last forty-years. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Blood Done Sign My Name stars Nate Parker (The Great Debaters) as notable Civil Rights activist Dr. Ben Chavis, who went on to become Executive Director of the NAACP, and Ricky Schroder (24), as the book's author Tim Tyson's father, Reverend Vernon Tyson. The film takes place in the 1970's in Oxford, NC and explores the racial upheaval, and ensuing social change, provoked by the acquittal of a white father and son accused of murdering a black man in cold blood and in full public view. Starring Ricky Schroder, Nate Parker, Afemo Omilami, Lela Rochon, Nick Searcy, Michael Rooker, Darrin Dewitt Henson and Gattlin Griffith. Directed by Jeb Stuart, Blood Done Sign My Name opens February 19th.