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Trailer for Bill Kauffman's 'Copperhead' released, film opens June 28

A screenplay by local author Bill Kauffman has been turned into a major motion picture and today the official trailer was released by the studio.

"Copperhead," set in Civil War-era Upstate New York, deals with the wars effects on people far removed from the battlefields.

The film opens nationally in theaters June 28.

The subject matter of the film -- a seldom portrayed aspect of Civil War America -- may be well-timed following the box office and critical success of the movie "Lincoln."

Copperhead stars , , and and is directed by . The screenplay is an adaptation of a novel by Harold Frederic. Frederic, of Utica, wrote "The Copperhead" in 1893.

Kauffman, born in Batavia and a resident of Elba, is the author of "Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette" and eight other books.

Dave Olsen
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That is really neat. Congratulations to Bill. Do you know where it was filmed, Howard?

Russ Salway
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Congratulations Bill!!! Can't wait to see the film this summer!

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