Legendary Band member, Levon Helm, to play Confederate dead in Burke’s Electric Mist.

Legendary musician Levon Helm will play confederate General John Bell Hood in the big screen adaptation of James Lee Burke’s In the Electric Mist (with the Confederate). Helm is best known as a member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Famers The Band.

As was previously mentioned here, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones is starring as detective Dave Robicheaux.

In Electric Dead, Dave sees visions of the long dead John Bell Hood, a general of the Confederate Army.

Also starring in the film is Ned Beatty (Homicide: Life on the Streets, Deliverance) as Twinky Lemoyne, a local business owner and investor in the movie that is filming in town. Robicheaux suspects Twinky of having ties with a local mobster that Dave suspects in the killing of some prostitutes.
In Electric Mist recently started filming and is scheduled to be released on Dec 10th of this year.