NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 1,000 people attended the world premiere of the independent film Deadline, which was made in Nashville and inspired by the true story of how a newspaper helped solve a small-town racially motivated killing.
The Tennessean, Nashville's daily newspaper, provided the set for the movie's fictitious newsroom and scenes were filmed throughout Middle Tennessee.
The film is about two investigative reporters, played by Eric Roberts and Steve Talley, who shed light on the slaying of a young black man that wasn't investigated for 19 years. The movie includes mostly performers who live in Tennessee.
Following the Nashville premiere, director Curt Hahn and some cast and crew members will tour 42 cities in a rolling premier before the movie opens nationwide on April 13.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com