Smith is set to play Peter, a slave who flees a plantation in Louisiana and makes the trip up North to join the Union Army. It’s based on a true story where a photo of the slave’s whipped back showed up in the press in 1863, becoming visual proof of the barbaric nature of slavery in America when photography was in its infancy.
The voting law shortens deadlines to request absentee ballots, limits drop boxes to return them, adds identification requirements, reduces early voting days before runoffs and bans giving food and drinks to voters waiting in line.
Currently, demand for movie and TV studios in North America is sky high. Georgia, which has some of the most generous tax credits for film production companies in the world, is as busy as it has ever been with about 60 active productions listed on the Georgia film office site.
After a restrictive abortion bill passed in Georgia in 2019, Georgia lost a handful of productions but a widespread boycott never took hold, in part because a district judge struck it down as unconstitutional.