Drew Youngblood has been cast in the starring role of “Elijah” in the historical drama “Elijah and Jack – A Revolutionary Tale,” produced by 1663 Media Arts, LLC.
Drew is a 10-year-old Atlanta-based actor with the recently co-starring credits, “Stranger Things,” “The Gifted,” “Good Girls,” and the upcoming HBO documentary “Sand Mountain.”
“Elijah and Jack” follows the adventures of a courageous farmboy and his faithful dog as they encounter famous figures of the American Revolution during his search for his father, who has gone missing after the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.
The movie is an adventurous, at-times humorous, heartfelt story steeped in family, freedom and home, with a surprise twist of redemption. According to producer-director-writer Risa Leigh Clarke, the film is akin to “Huckleberry Finn meets The Patriot with historical accuracy woven in.”
The independent film is in pre-production and the final funding phase. The production has fiscal sponsorship and is entertaining major sponsors and investors. Clarke aims to begin filming April of 2020 outside of Richmond, Virginia for a Fall 2020 theatrical release.
Youngblood is represented by Gina Henry of MI Talent Atlanta.
For more information about the film, visit ElijahandJack.com