In the Lifetime movie Showing Roots, a small Southern town in 1977 is turned upside down when the miniseries, Roots, hits the airwaves. Two women who work together at the local beauty parlor, (Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba and Taken 3 star Maggie Grace) forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town â€“ much to the dismay of those around them. The women watch as years of pent up racial tensions come to a head. Rounding out an all-star cast are Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern and Cicely Tyson, who starred in the original, Roots.
Premiering on May 26th, Showing Roots is produced by Michael Mailer Films and Ostar Productions in association with Upload Films/AMPM Enterprises. The film is executive produced by Bill Haber, Jeffrey Hayes, Martin Tuchman, Mary Margaret Bell, Tom Wynne, Blythe Frank, Jennifer Gelfer, Christopher J. Wilmont, Joseph Shapiro, Alan Helen, Steven Swarzman and Eduard de Gardiola. The movie is directed by Michael Wilson and written by Susan Batten.
Watch the movie trailer here https://youtu.be/ApfSch4bmAw