A new movie focusing on the American Civil War will film in Knoxville and is looking for locals to take part in the project.
he film, called "Into the Wilderness," is being developed by New Film Group, LLC, and director Richard De Witt.
It will portray the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness, and "the story of a war-hardened Confederate soldier from North Carolina who is faced with a life-changing decision in the heat of battle," according to a press release from the Visit Knoxville Film Office.
De Witt's biography on IMDB.com says the film's "script is based on the Battle of the Wilderness during the American Civil War and is a character driven Thriller / Black Comedy that will go into production, in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina ..."
Principal photography for the film is set to begin in September and continue through October, and the film is slated to debut in 2019, according to the press release.