Danny Glover, Angela Basset, Julia Stiles, Simon Baker, Adam Baldwin and The RZA have singed on to the political drama Gospel Hill from newly launched Deco Entertainment.

The Los Angeles-based company is fully financing the project, which began shooting in South Carolina last week.

Giancarlo Esposito makes his directorial debut based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Jeff Stacy and Jeffrey Pratt Gordon. Spain's 6 Sales is handling sales.

The story centres on a former sheriff and former civil rights activist who are haunted by a man's death 30 years earlier.

When old dangers resurface to threaten their community, the men embark on a redemptive journey to prevent history from repeating itself.