Randall Franks, former NBC, CBS and UPtv star, becomes the latest star to take on a role in the upcoming drama â€œThe Crickets Dance.â€
The film is based on the novel by author Deborah Robillard. Director Veronica Robledo, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film later this year.
Franks will appear in the 19th-century period role as “Dr. J.A. Anderson.”
“This is such an amazing story that blends the past and the present in a momentum that solidifies that love reaches far beyond the bonds that restrain us,” Franks said. “With love the wounds of our experience may be bound.”
The actor (www.RandallFranks.com), best known as â€œOfficer Randy Goodeâ€ from TVâ€™s â€œIn the Heat of the Night,â€ starred in two other TV series and numerous films.
Franks is also a country music starknown for appearing for the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Fan Fair, the National Folk Festival, bluegrass festivals, fairs and as part of the National Quartet Convention All-Star Band.
His latest CD â€œAmericana Youth of Southern Appalachiaâ€ including Americana, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel featuring 30 youth alongside him for charity catapulted to #1 on the APD Top 50 Albums Daily Chart June 11 and by 8 p.m. had solidified in the top spot on the June APD Top 50 Global Americana Charts.
Franks joins Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Bill Oberst, Jr., Todd Maynor and Ashley Robillard in the “The Crickets Dance” in the fall of 2019 for filming. Like â€œThe Crickets Danceâ€ on Facebook.
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