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Jaden Smith and Liev Schreiber to Play Key Roles in Slavery Drama 'Good Lord Bird'

April 16, 2014 (4:07 am) GMT
The movie based on James McBride's award-winning book will tell the story of real-life hero John Brown through the eyes of his young slave companion.
Jaden Smith and Liev Schreiber to Play Key Roles in Slavery Drama 'Good Lord Bird'

and are set for "". Smith will play a young slave named Henry "Little Onion" Shackleford, while Schreiber will portray abolitionist John Brown, whose rebellion became one of the great catalysts for American Civil War.

The upcoming slavery movie is set to be a big-screen translation of James McBride's book of the same name which won National Book Award last year. The author will also serve as a producer for the feature film along with Schreiber and Brian Taylor.

In this film, Brown's story will be depicted through the eyes of Little Onion. The Kansas slave travels the nation with Brown after being forced to leave the town by his master. The young boy who was mistaken for a girl because he always wears dress witnesses Brown's tireless fight to overthrow the institution of slavery including his historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

Smith, 15, was last seen on the big screen in "" where he shared screen with his father , and he is expected to return for "" sequel. Schreiber, 46, played Lyndon B. Johnson in "" and will next appear in "".

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