With the weather getting warmer in the Northeast, the upcoming release of McFarland USA has me ready to lace up my running shoes! This movie is based off a true story of an underdog team overcoming huge obstacles. This drama will definitely pull at your heartstrings and follows a group of novice runners who aim to create a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (played by Kevin Costner) in their mainly Latino high school. The teammates and Coach have a lot to learn about each other, but when the Coach realizes the great potential these boys have in running, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and strong work ethic that transform these boys into champions- helping them achieve their own American dream.
Notable cast members include Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables), Diana Maria Riva (NCIS: Los Angeles, Castle) Maria Bello (A History of Violence, Prisoners), Carlos Pratts (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Out of the Fire) and Morgan Saylor (TV’s Homeland, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant).
This film is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray. Releasing on June 2nd, McFarland USA will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + Digital HD), Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, Digital HD/SD and On-Demand. Bonus features include McFarland Reflections, deleted scenes, extended scenes and more.
Rated PG, this 129 minute film will inspire and warm your hearts. More to come!
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