Monday, December 19, 2011


Quite often I am asked if I know of any other good films coming up. A couple of days ago, someone did bring one to my attention. Here is a synopsis from their website:
Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts star in Deadline, the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancĂ©e and his father's cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption — for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper.

Take a look at the trailer:

Inspired by a true story, Deadline is adapted from Mark Ethridge's novel Grievances. Ethridge is a former managing editor of The Charlotte Observer. Deadline will be released in theaters nationwide in 2012.
"Mark Ethridge has captured the South in a way that is every bit as evocative as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and he has told a story as riveting as the best Grisham courtroom thriller. But Grievances is no mere thriller. It is a story of the heart that will resonate with readers long after they have turned the final page."
~ Pat Conroy, Author of My Losing Season, The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides
Transcendent produces high quality independent features and partners with The Panda Fund to release them theatrically. Our current projects are "Deadline" and "Jubilee", written by Curt Hahn. "No Regrets", Transcendent's first film, has been a worldwide success. Next, MGM acquired the worldwide rights to our co-production "Two Weeks". Drawing on the resources of parent company Film House, Tennessee's largest film production company, Transcendent produces the kind of inspiring, uplifting films that are often overlooked by Hollywood; meaningful stories that speak to the heart.

To find out more about the film, including sweepstakes and how to sign up for email updates, go to the Deadline website:
You will be hearing more from me on this one as the time draws nearer to theatrical release. In the meantime, LIKE Deadline on Facebook, and SHARE the news of this film with your friends!!

1 comment:

lesli said...

Cindy - Great to hear that you have heard about Deadline & it's awesome that you have dedicated an entire post to it. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago as well, & have been telling everyone I see to check out & watch the trailer. Since it is based on a true story, I find it that much more intriguing. It will definitely be on my must-see list for 2012! Thanks again for sharing!