Movie about racial killing to wrap filming
SHELBY (AP) ó The movie version of iBlood Done Sign My Nameî wraps up filming in North Carolina this week with ipick-upî shots being filmed in Shelby.
Pick-up shots refer to extraneous shots not included in the initial schedule. Filming began May 5 in Shelby and was scheduled to finish there Monday. It was shot mostly in the Shelby, Monroe and Gastonia areas.
The movie is based on the book by Timothy Tyson about the public slaying of black man in Oxford in 1970. Tyson was 10 years old at the time, and his father, a progressive white minister in the Methodist Church, was forced to resign.
The two white men charged in the case were acquitted, provoking riots in Oxford.
Rick Schroder (iNYPD Blueî) plays Tysonís father, the Rev. Vernon Tyson, and Nate Parker (iThe Great Debatersî) plays Ben Chavis, who went on to become executive director and CEO of the NAACP.
The director is Jeb Stuart, best known as the screenwriter for action films such as iDie Hardî and iThe Fugitive.î