Washington: Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern and Cicely Tysonhave joined the star cast of the Indie movie ' Showing Roots.'
Set in a small Southern town circa 1977, the film stars 'Taken's' Maggie Grace as Violet and 'Orange Is The New Black's' Uzo Aduba as Pearl, two women who work in a local beauty parlor and they see the town's balance turned upside down when the slavery miniseries Roots hits the airwaves and are inspired to integrate their community, only to see pent-up racial tensions erupt in the process, Deadline.com reported.
Brody will play Bud, an engineer who comes to town to fix a local bridge. Downton Abbey's McGovern has been cast as Shirley, the beauty shop's owner. Filming is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Tyson will play Hattie, Pearl's grandmother. Michael Wilson will be directing from a script by One Life To Live actress Susan Batten. Michael Mailer, Batten, and Nick Thurlow are producing and Bill Haber, Jeff Hayes, Alan Helene, and Jennifer Gelfer will serve as executive producers.