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06/18/2014

Hollywood, Texas & Texas Tech come to TCU to tell a great story


IMG_0486FORT WORTH, Texas -
Amon G. Carter Stadium is home to TCU, but for three days it is serving as the home football field for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The famous story of University of Texas safety Freddie Steinmark is the subject of a new movie starring Aaron Eckhart, and it's being filmed around Texas.

A few scenes of My All American were shot at the Cotton Bowl, and rather than travel to Lubbock the film's producers are using Amon G. Carter Stadium as the home field for Texas Tech to depict one game. The Austin-based production crew had about 60 football players at TCU, as well as a small number of extras to play cheerleaders, reporters and fans.

The movie is directed by veteran sports movie maker Angelo Pizzo, who wrote the screenplays for Hoosiers and Rudy. He also wrote this script.

IMG_0499The film is being financed by an Austin group, and it's not secured the rights for distribution so a release date is unknown.

Justin Street is playing his father, former UT quarterback James Street, in the movie.
Former UT receiver Jordan Shipley also has a role.
Actor Finn Wittrock plays Steinmark, and Eckhart is UT coach Darrell Royal. 
Former SMU quarterback Kyle Padron is playing the part of a number of quarterbacks.

I will be posting quite a bit about this in the coming days, but for now here is TCU ... as the home of Texas Tech. IMG_0513 IMG_0512

Here are a handful of pictures from the production. Look closely at the one shot of a woman applying makeup to the actor - that is Eckhart, who apparently is a "method" actor and very much in DKR mode on Wednesday.

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Comments

CC in Fort Worth

this will be fun. it's a great story. let's hope the movie is half as interesting as the real life events

Kev

Dont blame them for not wanting to go to lubbock... This is cool as long as they dont paint those ugly red "T"s on the Frogs' field

Richard

Makes sense since Amon Carter looks alot more like a 60s stadium that Jones AT&T. Jones has a turf field which wasnt around back then and TCU's stadium is smaller which also fits the 60s era.

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