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The Tale of Possum Trot

The Tale of Possum Trot

Award-winning actor Demetrius Grosse is well known for his roles in Straight Outta Compton and Justified, and for playing twins Emile and Josiah LaRoux in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. His most recent project, Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, is inspired by a true story.

Directed and produced by Joshua Weigel, who co-wrote the story with Rebekah Weigel for Peachtree Productions, the movie is executive produced by Letitia Wright. Sound of Hope comes from Angel Studios, the Utah-based production company that previously produced the child-trafficking thriller Sound of Freedom in 2023. The film draws inspiration from the powerful story of Bishop and First Lady Donna Martin from Possum Trot, Texas, who spearheaded a movement in their rural church, Bennett Chapel, to adopt some of the most difficult-to-place children in foster care.

Between 1998 and 2000, the Martins helped 76 children find new homes, and another child was adopted in 2011. These children were placed with 22 families, all members of Martin’s church. Their remarkable efforts have sparked a national movement that continues to support vulnerable children in foster care.


The film is an inspirational story that premiered in theaters on July 4 and earned $6.8 million over the holiday weekend, surpassing expectations. Sound of Hope has achieved a 79% rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and an impressive 98% audience score.

In 2022, Grosse starred in the first episode, “Lot 36,” of the Netflix original anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities and in the sports drama Strong Enough.

He also stars with Keesha Sharp, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Shane Gillis, and Akono Dixon in the family drama Spring Breakthrough, which streams on Hallmark Movies Now. The film follows a single mother who is surprised by her daughter’s engagement and finds unexpected love during a trip to the Gulf Shores. Grosse also appeared in seasons 1 and 2 of the Apple TV series Swagger.

Next, he will portray Eric Williams/Grim Reaper in the Disney+ series Wonder Man. The series wrapped filming in 2024, and a release date from Marvel Studios is yet to be announced. The series also features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams / Wonder Man, Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery, and Ed Harris as Neal Saroyan. The Walking Dead Universe actress Lauren Glazier has been cast in an undisclosed role.

Source: Minutemedia, Hallmark Mystery