A new trailer has been released for the upcoming drama Burden, starring Forest Whitaker as a reverend who takes in a KKK member played by Garrett Hedlund, who is grappling with his beliefs. Based on a true story, the film is directed by Andrew Heckler and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox, and Usher.
Burden opens in select cities February 28th.
Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Butler, Black Panther) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate. Set in a small South Carolina town scarred from deep-rooted racism in the mid-nineties, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American Reverend (Whitaker) shelters Mike Burden (Hedlund) a KKK member, along with his girlfriend Judy, a single mother played by Andrea Riseborough. Through his faith and love, Reverend Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past in the Klan ultimately helping to heal the community. From Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and writer/director Andrew Heckler, BURDEN features incredible performances by Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox and Usher Raymond. In Select Theaters February 28th 2020.