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Usher and Forest Whitaker Star in the Film ‘Burden’

Usher and Forest Whitaker Star in the Film ‘Burden’

Burden Film

101 Studios just released a brand new trailer for Burden starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Usher.

In the film Burden, the Ku Klux Klan opens a small museum in a South Carolina town. The idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy’s congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs.

After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community. From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and writer/director Andrew Heckler comes this dramatic true story of compassion and grace in the American South.

Burden premieres in theaters on February 28, 2020.

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