An Apparent Slave Inspection In On-Set Photos From Cuba Gooding Jr.’s ‘Something Whispered’

An Apparent Slave Inspection In On-Set Photos From Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Something Whispered'

Some not-too exciting photos (above and below) from the set of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s next project, Something Whispered, set in 1850, which centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations.

Heading north towards Canada, via the Underground Railroad), they are tracked by a group of ruthless hired slave hunters.

Cuba has done lots of direct-to-video work in recent years, so I'd guess that this is likely headed down a similar path; although I could be wrong.

Director Peter Cousens' resume is full of lots of TV work, so it could also very well be a made-for-TV movie.

Look for him on the big screen in two upcoming feature films – Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills and Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Something Whispered is currently being shot in Connecticut. 

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Comments

Lisa W.

@Vincent So wait, now all of a sudden there are too many slave movies? Because, what we've had a million of them over the last few decades? They make a new Holocaust and/or WWII movie every five minutes but because people are actually interested in not forgetting one of the biggest travesties in history, it should be swept under the carpet and forgotten? There are million stories in and around the slave trade that have not been told or explored. I want to see all of them. Maybe you should just close your eyes until the next super hero or unnecessary 80s film remake is made.

Vincent Mickens

What is hollywood's obsession with slaves all of a sudden? Django, Twelve Years, The Help, one segment in Cloud Atlas… and now this! I'm thrilled black people are getting work but My God can we getting a drama.. thriller.. comedy not based on color? And not directed my Tyler Perry.

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