Ricky Schroder to star in 'Blood'

Darrin Henson also joins Jeb Stuart's indie

Ricky Schroder and Darrin Henson have been tapped to star in writer-director Jeb Stuart's indie film "Blood Done Sign My Name," based on the book by Tim Tyson that follows the true story of the murder and aftermath of a black Vietnam vet in 1970 in Oxford, N.C.

Schroder will play Rev. Vernon Tyson, while Henson will play Eddie McCoy. The film, which is in production in North Carolina, is produced by Stuart through his Real Folk Prods. as well as Mari Stuart and Mel Efros.

Schroder is repped by Innovative and the Hofflund Co.; Henson is with Innovative and Adam Griffin of Kritzer Levine Wilkins.