Swordspoint Productions has released the trailer for their upcoming drama Copperhead. The film is directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and is based on the novel written by Harold Frederic. The civil war drama stars François Arnaud, Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, and Peter Fonda. Copperhead is scheduled for a limited release into theaters on June 28th.
The novel is set in the Mohawk Valley of NY during the Civil War. Abner Beech, once highly regarded by the community, hates abolitionists and the idea of the Civil War – he wants it to stop. He is a Copperhead (Northerners who thought the war against the South could not be won and therefore thought a negotiated peace should be made with them). His neighbors come to despise him and Abner’s views cause problems for the entire family. Even Abner’s home is not safe as it is burned down during the novel. Through the words of his chief enemy’s daughter, Abner eventually has a change of heart. The entire story is told through the eyes of Abner’s adopted 13-year-old son.
Theatrical trailer for Copperhead courtesy of Movieclips Trailers
Source: Swordspoint Productions