In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike anything heard before. That day kicked off the electrifying early career of Johnny Cash. As he pioneered a fiercely original sound that blazed a trail for rock, country, punk, folk and rap stars to come, Cash began a rough-and-tumble journey of personal transformation. In the most volatile period of his life, he evolved from a self-destructive pop star into the iconic 'Man in Black' - facing down his demons, fighting for the love that would save him time and again, and learning how to walk the razor-thin line between destruction and redemption.
Johnny Cash (book "Man in Black"); Johnny Cash (book "Cash: The Autobiography"); Patrick Carr (book "Cash: The Autobiography") (uncredited); Gill Dennis (written by); James Mangold (written by).
Joaquin Phoenix (Johnny Cash); Reese Witherspoon (June Carter); Ginnifer Goodwin (Vivian Cash); Robert Patrick (Ray Cash); Dallas Roberts (Sam Phillips); Dan John Miller (Luther Perkins); Larry Bagby (Marshall Grant); Shelby Lynne (Carrie Cash); Tyler Hilton (Elvis Presley); Waylon Payne (Jerry Lee Lewis (as Waylon Malloy Payne)); Shooter Jennings (Waylon Jennings); Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Maybelle Carter); Dan Beene (Ezra Carter); Clay Steakley (W.S. 'Fluke' Holland); Johnathan Rice (Roy Orbison). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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