Caviezel, Ejiofor Ride The “Savannah”

Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor are set to star in the historical drama “Savannah” reports Variety.

Written and directed by Annette Haywood-Carter (“Foxfire”), this is based on the true story of early 20th century aristocrat Ward Allen (Caviezel) who “develops an unexpected partnership with freed slave Christmas Moultrie (Ejiofor).”

Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor”), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) and Hal Holbrook (“Into The Wild”) also star.

Randall Miller and Jody Savin (“Bottle Shock”) will produce. Shooting kicks off next month on-location in Savannah, Georgia.