It’s always refreshing to be reminded that Blacks occupied and contributed to the folklore of the Old West. And soon two very prominent actors will be back in the saddle on a small screen near you.
Emmy Award nominee Danny Glover and For Colored Girls star Kimberly Elise are currently filming the Western television movie Hannah’s Law on location in Calgary, Alberta. Glover stars in the period piece as Isom Dart while Elise will portray Stagecoach Mary; their characters will be joined by such legendary lawman as Wyatt Earp and gunfighter Doc Holliday.
Hannah’s Law is the story of a frontier town run by crime and corruption, until a heroine named Hannah (Sara Canning) demands justice. Glover’s character, Isom, is a surrogate father figure to Hannah in a film that also stars Billy Zane, Greystone Holt, Ryan Kennedy and John Pyper-Ferguson.
The movie is set to premiere on the Hallmark Channel in 2012.
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