Rascal Flatts has joined a Kickstarter campaign to help bring To Appomattox: A Civil War Event Miniseries to fruition. The goal of the campaign is to raise the necessary $2.5 million by May 16th, in order to finally get the project off the ground and onto the small screen. Rascal Flatts has been talking about the project for a few years, because not only will they each appear in the mini-series, but Jay DeMarcus is scoring the project. Joe Don Rooney reveals, “A lot of country music artists are going to be a part of the soundtrack and we’re excited about that for the heritage of country music, and it’s awesome to infuse that with the history of America.”
The mini-series has an all-star ensemble cast that includes Richard Speight Jr., Jason O’Mara, Noah Wylie, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Laura Bell Bundy, Jonathan Schaech and many others. It’s being directed by Mikael Salomon who directed Band of Brothers, and creator Michael Frost Beckner explains, they’ve spent12 years in development and five years of actively shopping the script, but when it gets up the ladder to the higher ups, they always get the same response, ‘We don’t see it.’” The Kickstarter program was launched to help them see it by funding things like a production blog, a shooting script and screenings of the director’s cut.
Supporters can pledge anywhere from $2 to over $10,000, with each level of support garnering certain perks including everything from autographed items to advance streams of the soundtrack to a studio visit with Rascal Flatts, a producer credit, a chance to work with the wardrobe department, a non-speaking role in the movie, a speaking role in the movie and more.
You can get all of the details about the project, hear from Rascal Flatts about why they wanted to be involved, and learn how to become a supporter by clicking here.