FLASHBACK 1996: Stars attend Jackson premiere of 'A Time to Kill - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

FLASHBACK 1996: Stars attend Jackson premiere of 'A Time to Kill'

Samuel L. Jackson in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT) Samuel L. Jackson in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT)
Matthew McConaughey in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT) Matthew McConaughey in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT)
Local premiere of 'A Time to Kill' on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT) Local premiere of 'A Time to Kill' on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT)
John Grisham in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT) John Grisham in Jackson on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT)
Local premiere of 'A Time to Kill' on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT) Local premiere of 'A Time to Kill' on July 13, 1996 (Source: WLBT)
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

FLASHBACK to JULY 13, 1996: Jackson gets a taste of Hollywood as Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson attend a special local premiere of "A Time to Kill" at Thalia Mara Hall.

The movie had been filmed in Mississippi, mostly in Canton, where the historic square had been used as a major part of the film. Lots of locals were cast as extras in the film, and many of them were invited to the special premiere with the stars.

Directed by Joel Schumacher, who also attended the Jackson premiere, the movie was based on Mississippi author John Grisham's novel of the same name. It was set in the fictional town of "Clanton." Some of the other actors in the movie were Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd and Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly.

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