‘Babe’ Actor James Cromwell Announced as Producer of New Documentary ‘Running for Good’

'Babe’ Actor James Cromwell Announced as Producer of New Documentary ‘Running for Good’

Activist, actor, and star of the 1995 hit film “Babe” James Cromwell is the newly-announced executive producer of the vegan documentary “Running for Good.”

Keegan Kuhn, the director of the feature-length film, revealed the news on his Instagram account. “Super excited to finally announce that actor/activist James Cromwell is the Executive Producer of Running for Good!” he noted. “The film just went up for pre-sale on our site.”

Running for Good follows Fiona Oakes, an athlete, all-star runner, and vegan, as she attempts to take on “the toughest footrace on earth,” aka the Marathon Des Sables, aka a 250km race through the Sahara Desert. The film is not Kuhn’s first foray into the world of vegan documentaries, he previously co-directed “What the Health” and “Cowspiracy” – two highly regarded films that many people have cited as the reason they turned vegan.

Cromwell himself is also a consistent advocate for veganism, frequently using his platform to persuade people of the benefits of plant-based living and the importance of animal welfare. The 78-year-old star has even been arrested for his efforts; earlier this year, after taking part in a  protest at SeaWorld, he was handcuffed and escorted off the premises for trespassing.

The Academy-award nominated actor has also appeared in a number of advertisements and campaigns for the animal rights group PETA. He appeared in the banned Superbowl ad “Redemption” earlier this year, which depicted a meat company executive confessing his sins to a priest (played by Cromwell). “I’ve lied to the world, I work in the meat industry,” says the pretend exec in the short clip. “I’m the guy who came up with ‘free-range,’ but there is no range.”

Another keen advocate for a compassionate lifestyle is Oakes, the star of the new Cromwell-produced film. The athlete is not just a marathon runner, but also a retained firefighter, and founder of the Essex-based animal sanctuary Tower Hill Stables. Most recently, the vegan athlete achieved a new world record by completing Norway’s Tromso Half Marathon whilst dressed as a cow. She finished the race in just one hour and 32 minutes, gaining the record for running the fastest time for a half marathon in an animal costume.

For more information on Oakes and Running for Good, see here.

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