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New year, new me: Usher readies himself for Sundance success with new film Burden


ABC/Fred WatkinsIt appears that Usher is moving full steam ahead in 2018 with a brand new film role. 

The singer-actor will star in a new film called Burden, which was entered in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. 

The drama, based on a true story, centers on a former Ku Klux Klan member, played by Garrett Hedlund, who finds safety in a new relationship with an African American preacher, portrayed by Forest Whitaker. Usher plays a character named Clarence Brooks. 

The entertainer is no stranger to playing roles on the small and big screen. His acting resume boasts a number of known TV and film projects, including MoeshaLight It Up and 7th Heaven.  

Burden will debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21.  

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