Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo (Rudy and Hoosiers), has written an inspirational football movie, My All-American, starring Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight). The film is an adaptation of Jim Dent’s nonfiction book Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story.
The biopic follows Freddie, who despite being considered too small for football was given the chance to play for the University of Texas Longhorns. Thanks to legendary coach Darrell Royal, he earns a scholarship and a chance to make the team. The determined young athlete faces new challenges, but he triumphs once again, helping the struggling Longhorns turn things around. But just when it seems like the team has a chance to go all the way, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis: an illness that threatens to ruin everything, presenting him with his biggest challenge yet.
Besides telling the inspiring story of an unlikely football hero, this film explores what it means to have the heart of a champion.
Starring as Freddie’s girlfriend, Linda, is actress Sarah Bolger (TV’s Once Upon a Time). The cast also features Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), Michael Reilly Burke (Shameless), and Rett Terrell (Army of Frankensteins).
In addition to writing the screenplay, Pizzo also directed the picture, marking his feature film directorial debut.
My All-American will hit theaters nationwide Nov. 13. Watch the trailer below.
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