Pics Of Uzo Aduba, Maggie Grace In Lifetime’s Showing RootsPosted by Wilson Morales
April 29, 2016
Lifetime has released photos to its original film, Showing Roots, starring Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba, Maggie Grace (Taken), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful), who starred in the original Roots.
Set in 1977, Showing Roots explores the pent up racial tensions of a small town through the eyes of two women (Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba), who work together at the local beauty parlor. They forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town when the miniseries Roots, the Alex Haley adaptation, hits the airwaves – much to the dismay of those around them.
Showing Roots is produced by Michael Mailer, Susan Batten and Nick Thurlow. Michael Mailer Films and Ostar Productions in association with Upload Films/AMPM Enterprises present the film executive produced by Bill Haber, Jeffrey Hayes, Martin Tuchman, Mary Margaret Bell, Tom Wynne, Blythe Frank, Jennifer Gelfer, Christopher J. Wilmont, Joseph Shapiro, Alan Helene, Steven Swarzman and Eduard de Gardiola. The movie is directed by Michael Wilson and written and produced by Susan Batten.
The won the Spirit of Freedom: Narrative Award at the Bahamas Film Festival, and the Best Feature Film award at the Maryland International Film Festival.
Showing Roots airs Thursday, May 26 at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime.