Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:08
NASCAR will have a presence in HBO's forthcoming mini-series "To Appomattox" with Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards cast as General John B. Gordon in the eight episode production that revolves around the last battle of the Civil War.
"To Appomattox" also stars Michael C. Hall as General Ulysses S. Grant, William Petersen as General William Tecumseh Sherman, Paul Giamatti as James “Pete” Longstreet and Bill Paxton as Stonewall Jackson. Filming for the series will begin in the spring 2011.
HBO is negotiating with other NASCAR personalities for the mini-series, according to a press release. "This production is honored to have developed a connection between this ultimate American sport with the ultimate American story,” the release stated.
Country music stars Dwight Yoakam, Kix Brooks (formerly of Brooks & Dunn), Laura Bell Bundy and members of Rascal Flatts will have roles in the mini-series and will make contributions to the soundtrack.
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