Fresh off his performance in the Civil Rights drama Selma, Cuba Gooding Jr. portrays a slave on the run in the 1850s in Freedom, arriving in theaters, iTunes and VOD formats June 5 from ARC Entertainment. Today we are exclusively debuting the first poster for this upcoming drama, which features Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bernhard Forcher as two men separated by 100 years, who are united in their search for freedom. We don't have a trailer quite yet for Freedom, but we'll let you know as soon as one arrives.
In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton (William Sadler). Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom.
100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton (Bernhard Forcher), the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come. The supporting cast includes Sharon Leal, David Rasche, Terrence Mann, Michael Goodwin, Phyllis Bash, Phillip Boykin, Diane Salinger and Bart Shatto. Take a look at the poster below, and stay tuned for more on Freedom.