Whoever kept buggin' me about "The Pardon," thankee. Punk. You pushed me to track down the official skinny, which I just reported for The Times. Click here.
"The Pardon" will star Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") and Jaime King ("Fanboys," TV's "The Class"). It is being produced by the Shreveport-based RiverDream Productions, which also made "At Last" in 2005. "The Pardon" begins filming May 15. (And no, I don't know anything about open casting calls yet.)
The movie is based on the trials of Toni Jo Henry, the last women executed in Louisiana. In 1942, she was electrocuted for killing a tire salesman. She and an accomplice stole the man's car in order to rob a bank. She needed the money to pay for the appeal of her husband Claude "Cowboy" Henry, who was locked up in a Texas prison for killing a cop.
Anyhoo, Lewis plays Cowboy, King plays Toni Jo, and I continue to play catch-up with my readers.