The film is currently in post-production and stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sharon Leal as his wife.
William Sadler is also a part of the cast.
A quick summary:
Set in 1850, the story centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from the brutality of institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations. Heading north towards Canada, via the Underground Railroad, they are tracked by a group of ruthless hired slave hunters, who constantly threaten Samuel and his family's survival.