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"Red Tails" co-star, Elijah Kelley, celebrates movie premier in hometown LaGrange

Elijah Kelley (Source: Facebook) Elijah Kelley (Source: Facebook)

From LaGrange, Troup County Chamber of Commerce  

LAGRANGE, GA -  A high-flying action tale inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, Red Tails will launch into theaters on January 20, 2012.

The fascinating WWII action film is directed by Anthony Hemingway ("Treme," "The Wire," "Battlestar Galactica") and is produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Elijah Kelley, a LaGrange, Georgia native, portrays Samuel "Joker" George in the film and will make a stop in his hometown to celebrate the film's release.

Kelley will partner with the Legacy Museum on Main in downtown LaGrange to unveil a special Tuskegee Airmen and WWII exhibit.

Friday evening, Kelley will greet fans at Carmike Cinemas 10 in downtown LaGrange.

Red Tails stars Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Oscar nominee Terrence Howard (Crash), Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters), David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Tristan Wilds ("90210"), Grammy® Award winner Cliff Smith aka Method Man ("The Wire"), Kevin Phillips (Pride), Rick Otto

("The Wire"), Lee Tergesen (Monster), Andre Royo ("Heroes"), Grammy-Award winner Ne-Yo (Stomp the Yard), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Marcus T. Paulk (Take the Lead), Leslie Odom Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy"), Michael B. Jordan ("Friday Night Lights," Chronicle) and Daniela Ruah ("NCIS").


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