Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We should know more about 'The Pardon' soon

I recently spoke with Jim Davis. He's executive producer for "The Pardon," which was shot in Shreveport in mid-2007. What's the status of the film? "We'll have a distribution deal inked within the first quarter," Davis said. "The offers we're getting are for national distribution."

Davis also noted that he aims to skip the festival circuit and go directly to theaters.

"The Pardon" revisits the story of Toni Jo Henry (played by Jaime King), the only woman to die in the Louisiana electric chair. She was convicted of murder and executed in 1942 at Calcasieu Parish jail. Henry was born in Shreveport in 1916.

PHOTO: Jaime King on the set of "The Pardon" on May 31, 2007. (Douglas Collier/The Times)

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