Singer and actor Kris Kristofferson is set to play a U.S. president in an upcoming project for History. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Kristofferson will play Andrew Jackson in the eight-hour miniseries “Texas Rising."
The project is from Leslie Greif of “Hatfields & McCoys,” and will look at the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the Texas Rangers.
The story reports: “During the Texas Revolution, Jackson avoided direct U.S. involvement and was unwilling to risk open war against Mexico as he continued to monitor the political situation. But Jackson was a mentor to and admirer of Gen. Sam Houston (Bill Paxton), and he realized the fate of Texas would profoundly influence the future of the U.S.”
Greif said, “For me, Kris was an obvious choice. There aren't too many actors that are able to embody this character and the stature, strength and liberty to play the part."
Other cast members include Ray Liotta and Brendan Fraser.