One Life to Live's Susan Batten Pens Southern Racial Drama



One Life to Live alum Susan Batten is finding success behind the camera. Batten (seen above with her husband) wrote the script for Showing Roots, a feature film about race relations in the South. The flick is set to begin filming this month, reports Deadline.

Orange Is The New Black scene stealer Uzo Aduba and Taken 3 actress Maggie Grace have been cast in Showing Roots. The movie is set to explore how the television miniseries Roots impacted a small Southern town.

Batten played beloved Luna Moody Holden on OLTL from 1991-1995. She reprised the popular role near the end of the soap's run on ABC in 2012 as Luna's ghost.