- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:16
America loves their underdog sports story, and the latest entry is 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Treat William and Robert Duvall. The trailer dropped this week along with the movie poster. Take a look.
Based on the book by Jim Dent, 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the story of a Great Depression-era football team out of a Fort Worth orphanage who beat the odds to compete at the Texas state championships thanks to legendary high school coach Rusty Russell (Wilson). This coach, apparently developed plays that defined modern football.
The new trailer has the elements of a feel-good sports movie. It opens in Texas theaters June 11, and nationwide June 18.
12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.
Starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Treat Williams, Ron White, and Robert Duvall
Directed by Ty Roberts
Screenplay by Ty Roberts & Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer
Based on the book by Jim Dent