Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis (2022)

1h 54m / Not Yet Rated / Historical Thriller


In 1809, Meriwether Lewis (of the famous Lewis and Clark duo) died of gunshot wounds at Grinder’s Stand on the Natchez Trace. Did he, as then-governor of the Louisiana Territory, commit suicide, as is widely believed? Or was his end far more sinister?

Entangled versions of explorer and surveyor Lewis’ death at a remote Tennessee inn are imagined by his friend Alexander Wilson (Billy Slaughter, Mindhunter) during a tense encounter with Priscilla Grinder (Amye Gousset, The Card Counter) – the only witness to the American explorer’s final night alive.

The new historical thriller from writer/director Clark Richey brings together an award-winning cast and crew, including John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard), Sonny Marinelli (Entourage) and Evan Williams (Versailles) as Lewis, and took home the 2022 Gasparilla International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.