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UP THE MOUNTAIN casting news news

UP THE MOUNTAIN casting news
Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Regina Taylor and Harry Lennix added to film

September 14, 2006

Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, CCH Pounder and Regina Taylor are set to begin production on the new feature film “Up the Mountain,” a drama about the importance of sibling bonds.

The movie, which follows three sisters at crossroads in their lives, was written and will be directed by Kevin Arcadie, executive producer of Showtime’s "Soul Food" and co-creator of "New York Undercover." His script was adapted from the award-winning play of the same name.

Also starring Harry Lennix, “Up the Mountain” is described as a “sometimes funny and bittersweet examination of three sisters who have chosen completely different paths in their lives and now, in one emotional and trying weekend, must try to reconcile the past so they can move forward in their lives.”

Principal photography is slated to begin in late October in Asheville, North Carolina, with 2nd Unit photography to be shot in West Virginia. Pounder, Arkadie and Forrest Murray (“Spitfire Grill,” “Bob Roberts”) are producing the project, which is being financed through Ivory Coast Pictures and private investment.


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