Martin Landau, Armie Hammer and Lindsay Wagner are toplining indie project “Billy: The Early Years,” a Billy Graham biopic with Robbie Benson directing.
Shooting started this week in Tennessee with Larry Mortorff, William McKay and Martin Shiel producing. 821 Entertainment CEO Eric Geadelmann and prexy Anastasia Brown exec produce.
Hammer, who stars as Batman in the upcoming Warner Bros. “Justice League,” portrays the young Graham. Also starring are Kristopher Polaha, Josh Turner, Stephanie Butler, Jennifer O’Neill and Sierra Hull. Music producer John Carter Cash, composer Scott Brasher and Anastasia Brown are creating the music for the film and soundtrack.
McKay and Jana Lynn Rutledge penned “Billy,” centering on the coming of age of a dairy farmer’s son in small-town America, as Graham begins to spearhead the post-World War II faith movement.