ET premieres theatrical trailer for feature film “Savannah”

From ET Online:

Set in the post-civil war era, Savannah is the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (Caviezel), an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter, 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.

Savannah stars Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, and Sam Shepard.

The movie, which is scheduled for an August 23rd release, was directed by Annette Haywood-Carter and written by Haywood-Carter and her husband Ken Carter, both formerly of Savannah. The movie is based on John Cay’s Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter. You can see the full cast and crew at IMDB.

I really liked Savannah, which explored darker themes than I anticipated and which I first lauded back in spring 2012.

The new trailer is considerably different from the previous marketing trailer. The narrative framing device with the story being told by an elderly Christmas Moultrie has been swapped for more immediate connections to the action and shots of the intense, attractive cast.

Connect Savannah featured a cover story about Savannah just a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s the trailer embedded (sorry if you have to wade through a commercial — I can’t remove that):