The first trailer has arrived online for director Peter Cousens’ upcoming slavery drama Freedom starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and William Sadler, and we have it below after the official synopsis…
Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia.
A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton (William Sadler). Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom.
100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel’s great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton’s life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.
Freedom is set for release June 5th in the States and features a cast that also includes Bernard Forcher, Sharon Leal, Diane Salinger, David Rasche, Terrence Man and Daniel Gerroll.