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Independent film draws Hollywood talent to Hub City

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An independent film draws Hollywood talent to the Hub City.

A dark yet humorous drama, The Historian is a film that puts academia in America under the microscope.

Hattiesburg native and USM history professor Miles Doleac directs the film, and says it strives to bring awareness to the demise of humanity's education.

"I want people to think about their priorities, and I want people to think about what's happening to the education system, especially humanity's education in this country right now."

Doleac says the film is a home-grown production - one that started by putting pen to paper.

"Where does it begin. Where does it begin? It beings with a great script, because in the beginning that's all we had."

With a combination of talented actors and a great script, Doleac expresses confidence in the work he is doing in his hometown.

"I think we're going to do something special here, and I'm absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to do this in my hometown."

Two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum stars in the project, and says he has lofty expectations of his own for the film.

"The film will speak for itself, and I certainly have high hopes for it."

If you want to be an extra in the film, email historianextras@gmail.com for more details.

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