Uptone Pictures, Moving Box Entertainment and Weathervane Productions are pleased to announce that the provocative award-winning Civil War film, Union Bound, will hit theaters nationwide on February 12, 2016, coinciding with Black History Month. Distributed by Hannover House/Medallion Releasing/Universal, the film is based on the actual diaries of Joseph Hoover, an unlikely survivor of the Underground Railroad.
Sean Stone (son of famed director Oliver Stone) plays real life soldier Joseph Hoover, who receives the help of freed slaves on his journey back to the Union in this story based on his own diaries. Directed by Harvey Lowry, Union Bound co-stars Randy Wayne (To Save a Life; The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning), Issac C. Singleton (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), Christian Fortune (New Years Eve) and Drew Seeley (High School Musical). Cactus Moser (Wynonna & the Big Noise) recorded the theme song and makes an appearance as a wounded soldier.
In 1864, Hoover was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness and was taken to the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp. After four months, he was transferred to a new camp in South Carolina, where he managed to escape. Aided by slaves and what is now known as the “underground railroad,” Hoover fought to get to freedom. Surviving the war, Hoover returned to his farm in upstate New York where he worked as a cabinet maker until his death at the age of 84.
A companion book (WND Books, ISBN: 9781944229252, Paperback, $16.95, 5.5 x 8.25, 272 pages) will be in stores on May 2, 2016.
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