The true story of Dr. William Key, an ex-slave, and his trained horse, Beautiful Jim Key, working the carnival circuit in the American South in the 1890’s. Constrained by segregation and bigotry, William teams up with Albert Rogers, a once successful, now washed up, drunken theatrical promoter. With Albert as their white front man, they work their way up to the world famous 1904 St. Louis Exposition, at which they are a huge success and the number one show.
Cast: Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Million Dollar Baby)
Writer/Director: Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, Fly Away Home, The Patriot)
Producers: Mark Gordon (Source Code, Saving Private Ryan, Speed), Lori McCreary (Invictus), Rogers Hartmann, Marina Grasic (Crash, Alpha Dog, Alex Cross)