September Dawn tells of Mormon massacre
Dean Cain, Jon Voight and Terence Stamp have been chosen to upset a religious group this month and it's the Mormons. The film they're appearing in is called September Dawn and tells a dark moment in the past of the Mormon history known as The Mountain Meadows Massacre.
In 1857, I know it's a long way back to remember, a wagon train began making its way from Arkansas towards California were attacked by Native American Paiutes and Mormon militiamen dressed as Native Americans. They battled for five days and the attackers ended it with the call of a truce. As they led the survivors away they murdered them all saving some seventeen children. Some twenty years later the adopted son of the Mormon leader Brigham Young was executed for the crime. You can read about it all over at Wikipedia.
Voight is set to play a Mormon leader with Stamp playing Brigham Young. Lolita Davidovich also stars. I'm actually surprised that this is being made, especially if it's going to tell the entire story above as Starpulse News Blog reports, it looks set to raise controversy galore.