SHULER HENSLEY TAKES LEAD ROLE IN WILDERNESS MOVIE

We are excited to announce that we have acquired award winning actor Shuler Hensley to play the lead in the film, Into the Wilderness. The film, as many now know, is based on a script written by Richard Dewitt of Wilderness Movie LLC and New Film Group LLC and Hensley will star as lead character Samuel in the movie.

 Shuler Hensley (far right) along with other cast and crew actors at a script reading for Into the Wilderness

Shuler Hensley (far right) along with other cast and crew actors at a script reading for Into the Wilderness

Shuler Hensley is known for the 2017 film, The Greatest Showman where he worked alongside other well known actors including Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron. Hensley has more than 25 acting credits for a wide range of roles in films and television shows including Odd Thomas (2013) and Van Helsing (2004) and television shows including Elementary and the OA. shuler is also an award winning Broadway actor who took home a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his role portraying Jud Fry in “Oklahoma!” As filmmakers, we are honored to have such incredible talent join our project and we look forward to the amazing talent and raw emotion that Shuler brings to the film.

 Executive Producer and Director Richard De Witt, Director Michael Candela and actor Shuler Hensley (far right) prepare to film.

Executive Producer and Director Richard De Witt, Director Michael Candela and actor Shuler Hensley (far right) prepare to film.

When speaking of the film via his Twitter account, Hensley stated, “Let’s do this! Gonna be great!” Hensley seems to be running full speed to get geared up and ready for action during filming in the State of Tennessee.

 

Into the Wilderness captures the raw emotions and mental escape of a Confederate soldier as he comes face to face with a runaway slave boy in the wilderness during the Battle of the Wilderness during the American Civil War. The battle was fought in Orange County, Virginia from May 5 through May 7, 1864 and was the first battle waged between General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee.

 Pictured: Executive Producer and Director and Shuler Hensley in deep conversation as Shuler prepares to film a scene for Into the Wilderness    Into the Wilderness unites Hensley with newcomer to the screen, lead actor, 11-year-old Christopher-Lawson Palmer. As they have begun to work together on the film, the two have formed a close bond and their work together has been magical. We’ll have more on Shuler Hensley, Christopher-Lawson Palmer and the rest of our great cast, so be sure to keep checking back to stay on top of everything to do with Into the Wilderness.    Be sure to keep up with Shuler Hensley on  Twitter .

Pictured: Executive Producer and Director and Shuler Hensley in deep conversation as Shuler prepares to film a scene for Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness unites Hensley with newcomer to the screen, lead actor, 11-year-old Christopher-Lawson Palmer. As they have begun to work together on the film, the two have formed a close bond and their work together has been magical. We’ll have more on Shuler Hensley, Christopher-Lawson Palmer and the rest of our great cast, so be sure to keep checking back to stay on top of everything to do with Into the Wilderness.

Be sure to keep up with Shuler Hensley on Twitter.

Angela Caito