Carl Edwards to Star in HBO Mini-Series

Carl Edwards to Star in HBO Mini-Series
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Even NASCAR is getting into the action when it comes to making guest appearances on TV historical dramas. Coming soon to your small screen is Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards who will be playing General John B. Gordon on HBO’s forthcoming mini-series “To Appomattox.”

The mini-series features eight parts and revolves around the last battle of the Civil War. “To Appomattox” stars Michael C. Hall as General Ulysses S. Grant, William Petersen as General William Tecumseh Sherman, Paul Giamatti as James “Pete” Longstreet and Bill Paxton as Stonewall Jackson. The series will start filming in the spring 2011.

But HBO isn’t stopping with Edwards. According to a press release, they are negotiating with other NASCAR personalities for the mini-series. “This production is honored to have developed a connection between this ultimate American sport with the ultimate American story,” the release stated.

[Source: Hardcore Racefans]