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Red-Carpet Video Interviews: Jack Huston, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett for ‘Ben-Hur’

23 August 2016 10:07 PM, PDT

Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com brings you our red-carpet interviews with Jack Huston (“Judah Ben-Hur”), executive producer Roma Downey, executive producer Mark Burnett and Wilfredo “Pastor Choco” De Jesus from the Chicago premiere of “Ben-Hur” on Aug. 19, 2016 at Kerasotes ShowPlace Icon Theatre.

The film, which stars Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus Christ, opened on Aug. 19, 2016.

Interviews by: Adam Fendelman, Publisher

Video filming by: Jason Madeja

Video editing by: Jeff Doles, 238 Studios

Trailer and stills (used with permission): Paramount Pictures, MGM

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Interview: Actor Craig Robinson, Director Chad Hartigan Reflect on ‘Morris From America’

22 August 2016 4:14 PM, PDT

Chicago – When a 13 year old African American teenager is suddenly put into the atmosphere of Germany – specifically Old Heidelberg – then a whole new adventure awaits for “Morris from America.” Craig Robinson (“The Office”) portrays the title character’s father, and the film is directed by Chad Hartigan.

Hartigan is doing his third feature film, after the recent “This is Martin Bonner” (2013). “Morris from America” is slightly autobiographical, as his Irish father and American mother were missionaries, and he had problems fitting in wherever they moved (see story below). The film was shot on location in Old Heidelberg, and was financed in part through Germany.

Craig Robinson Portrays Curtis in ‘Morris from America

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Craig Robinson is familiar to fans of the TV series “The Office,” in his portrayal of Darryl. He was born in Chicago, and graduated from Illinois State University. »

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