Saban Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming sports drama film titled UNDER THE STADIUM LIGHTS, starring Milo Gibson and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne. The video highlights an inspirational underdog story about a high school football team as they try to prove to other big teams in Texas that they have what it takes to become champions. The film is scheduled to arrive on June 4 in select theaters, digital and on VOD.
Directed by Todd Randall from a script written by John Collins and Hamid Torabpour. It is being produced by Mark Smith, Camille Torabpour, Hamid Torabpour and Stelio Savante. The film is based on Al Pickett and Chad Mitchell non-fiction book Brother’s Keeper and sees Gibson and Fishburne leading a cast that also includes Abigail Hawk, Acoryé White, Carter Redwood, Germain Arroyo, Adrian Favela, Eddie George, Glenn Morshower, and Noel G.
Inspired by the true story of a small town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship, the film will also be based on Al Pickett and Chad Mitchell’s book ‘Brother’s Keeper’. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain and a surrogate father figure for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team. In this uplifting underdog story, the Abilene Eagles will once again soar in an incredible comeback that will be forever remembered in sports history.