Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor have joined the cast of the true story of a white aristocrat who became business partners with a freed black slave.

Filming is set to commence on February 14 in Savannah, Georgia. Bradley Whitford, Jaimie Alexander, Jack McBrayer and Hal Holbrook round out the key cast with more names to be announced shortly.

Bottle Shock producers Randall Miller and Jody Savin are producing through their Unclaimed Freight Productions and the writer-director is Annette Haywood-Carter.

Savin and Miller are co-financing and jointly producing with John Cay and Meddin Studios. Jay Sedrish will serve as executive producer.