Former NBC and CBS actor Randall Franks of Ringgold recently completed work with director Veronica Robledo filming his role as “Dr. J.A. Anderson” in the upcoming film “The Crickets Dance” based on the novel by Deborah Robillard. “It’s a wonderful ensemble cast bringing this story to life,” Franks said. “Actors William Mark McCollough, KateLynn E. Newberry and Jamie Butler infused our 1840 period scenes with their amazing talents providing a wonderful ensemble to work within.” Franks shot on location at Myrtle Grove in Richmond Hill, Ga. His period costume was created by Fort Oglethorpe costume designer Tina Barberee. The film is expected for release in 2020. His latest musical release is the June 2019 #1 Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia.