Voight, Cain + Stamp To Star In Mormon Massacre Movie25 January 2007
Voight, Cain + Stamp To Star In Mormon Massacre Movie
SEPTEMBER DAWN recalls the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, when a group of Mormons, disguised as Paiute Indians, slaughtered all but 17 small children on a wagon train on its way to California.
One man, the adopted son of Mormon leader BRIGHAM YOUNG, was eventually executed for the crime - 20 years later.
The film, which will hit cinemas in May (07), is deemed controversial because it presents a point of view held strongly by hundreds of direct descendants of the massacre: that the iconic Brigham Young had complicity in the massacre, a view denied by the Mormon Church, even today.
Voight will play a Mormon leader and Stamp will portray Brigham Young in the movie, which also features Lolita Davidovich and Jon Gries, who revived his career by starring in Mormon writer/director Jared Hess' breakthrough comedy Napoleon Dynamite.
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