Sony Pictures Classics will open Ty Roberts' 12 Mighty Orphans on June 11 in New York and Texas with a wider expansion on June 18. Texas theaters will do advanced screenings starting June 10. 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 the 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 (Luke Wilson), 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. Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Treat Williams, Ron White, Scott Haze, and Robert Duvall also star. Pic, written by… Read full this story
- The long hot summer
- Summer's Hot 100: What to do in New York all season long
- Football Is Fear
- 'Peaks' tops the stack of new DVD releases
- Summer 2015 is filled with smaller films that will entertain
- Summer movie preview: 'Star Trek', 'Terminator Salvation', 'Ice Age:Dawn of the Dinosaurs'
- Summer's Hot 100: What to hear, see and do in NYC
- New couple alert: Shaquille O'Neal rumored to be dating ex-Sony Music exec Lisa Ellis
- The biggest summer movie season ever? 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Jurassic World' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' among the popcorn on menu
- Another Halloween, a new Suspiria, and a second Goosebumps outbreak are coming this October
Sony Pictures Classics Sets Summer Release For Luke Wilson & Martin Sheen Football Drama ’12 Mighty Orphans’ have 306 words, post on deadline.com at April 16, 2021. This is cached page on Movie Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.