Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ’12 Mighty Orphans,’ With Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall (Exclusive)

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ’12 Mighty Orphans,’ With Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide distribution rights to “12 Mighty Orphans,” a new drama starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw and Robert Duvall.

Sheen and Duvall have not shared the screen together since 1979, in Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark “Apocalypse Now.”

Adapted from Jim Dent’s bestselling novel, “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 a football to playing in the Texas state championships. The team was led by legendary high school coach Rusty Russell, who few knew was himself an orphan. Russell abandoned a cushy gig teaching privileged kids to teach and coach at the orphanage home of the Mighty Mites.

The project was directed by Ty Roberts, who adapted the screenplay with Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer. Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Treat Williams,
See full article at Variety »

Similar News


Recently Viewed