Fear the Walking Dead's Demetrius Grosse stars in Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot

The Georgia filmed production released in theaters in June 2024.
"Sound Of Hope: The Story Of Possum Trot" Atlanta Premiere
"Sound Of Hope: The Story Of Possum Trot" Atlanta Premiere / Nykieria Chaney/GettyImages

Award-winning actor Demetrius Grosse is well known for his roles in Straight Outta Compton and Justified and as twins Emile & 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 (The Butterfly Circus), who co-wrote the story with Rebekah Weigel for Peachtree Productions, the movie is executive produced by Letitia Wright (Black Panther). Sound of Hope is the Utah-based Angel Studios production that in 2023 created the child-trafficking thriller Sound of Freedom. The film was inspired by the powerful story of Bishop and First Lady Donna Martin from Possum Trot, Texas, who ignited 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 be adopted, and another was adopted in 2011. All of these children were placed in the homes of 22 families who are parishioners of Martin's church. Their story has spawned a national movement for the vulnerable children placed in foster care that currently continues.

Sound of Hope - The Story of Possum Trot /

The film is an inspirational story that opened in theaters on July 4 and earned $6.8 million during the holiday weekend, outperforming expectations. Sound of Hope has earned a 79% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive 98% audience score.

Sound of Hope cast

  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Susan Ramsey
  • Demetrius Grosse as Reverend Martin
  • Nika King as Donna Martin
  • Joshua Weigel as Pastor Mark
  • Diaana Babnicova as Terri

Demetrius Grosse - recent roles

In 2022, Grosse starred in episode 1, "Lot 36," of the Netflix original anthology series Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities and 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 when she travels to the Gulf Shores. Gross also appeared in seasons 1 & 2 of the AppleTV series, Swagger.

Next, he will portray Eric Williams/Grim Reaper in the Disney+ series Wonder Man. The series wrapped filming in 2024, and Marvel Studios has yet to announce a release date. The series also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams / Wonder Man, Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery, and Ed Harris as Neal Saroyan. TWDU actress Lauren Glazier (Tales of TWD - Brooke) has also been cast in an undisclosed role.

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