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.

Annette Haywood-Carter will direct this tale, which is based on a true story, from a script she co-wrote with Ken Carter. Randall Miller and Jody Savin will produce along with John Cay, Nick Gant, and Jon Foster.

Production will start on February 14, on location in Savannah, Georgia.