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Morgan Spurlock voting PSA gives Founding Fathers a modern voice

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Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison have a new look to go with their timeless ideas about democracy in #FoundingFathers, the latest short film from We the Voters.

The nearly five-minute movie, premiering exclusively on EW, heralds the second wave of shorts from Morgan Spurlock, Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, and Show of Force, which intends to inform and entertain voters about fundamental election issues from a non-partisan standpoint.

Starring Harold Perrineau as Jefferson, Mario Cantone as Franklin, and Ana Ortiz as Madison, #FoundingFathers finds the trio taking some time out of their afterlives to answer questions about the Constitution and how it applies to current issues like digital privacy and gun control.

In a nod to both the malleability of the Constitution and the film’s diverse, Hamilton-esque casting, Franklin says, “After two-and-a-quarter centuries, America has changed. And so have we.”

Watch #FoundingFathers above.

The 10 short films comprising the second installment of We the Voters will be released Wednesday, on platforms including CBS Interactive, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand, Microsoft Movies & TV, MTV, Sony PlayStation and Time Inc.

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