Morgan Freeman to Narrate 'America's Musical Journey'

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Morgan Freeman arrives at the Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton on June 8 in Los Angeles.

The large-format film about the country's musical roots opens Feb. 16.

Morgan Freeman will narrate America’s Musical Journey, a new 3D documentary for Imax and large-format theaters from MacGillivray Freeman Films, which is producing in association with Brand USA. The doc will be presented by Expedia when it opens in select museums and institutions on Feb. 16.

The film, directed by Greg MacGillivray, follows singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces America’s musical roots, following in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong as he visits such cities as New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Nashville, Memphis and Miami.

“As perhaps America’s best storyteller, Morgan Freeman’s emotional voice lends empathy to our story of the collision of cultures which has led to America’s many musical creations,” MacGillivray said in a statement.

America’s Musical Journey marks the second collaboration between MacGillivray Freeman Films, Brand USA and Expedia, following their release of the 2016 documentary National Parks Adventure