As most of you know if Disney attached its name to a project I am on board, whether it is an animated film or a wonderfully uplifting and inspiring story Disney knows how to pull at the strings of my heart like no one else. This week a new poster and trailer was released for the new feature film MCFARLAND, USA. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Morgan Saylor it is based on the 1986 true story of the novice runners from McFarland, CA. The economically challenged town fought and gave it their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner) who was a newcomer to their mostly Latino high school. The group not only bonded but left an enduring legacy behind them and in true Disney fashion we are taken along on the inspiring ride. The power of family, commitment, and incredible work ethic are all the things that make MCFARKAND, USA look to be an instant success and stand up beside other inspiration sports movies like REMEMBER THE TITANS, RUDY, and most recently WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL. In my mind there is always plenty of room for inspirational sports movies, especially when we live in a time where the athlete is sometimes put on a higher pedestal than the team that they play with. In pretty much every port played you are only as strong as the team you stand beside on the field or court and I look forward to seeing MCFARLAND, USA. I also am a huge fan pf Costner in sports movies, it is a genre he has dominated and done so well with, I can’t wait to see him take on Coach Jim White and will most definitely be bringing my tissues.
You can take a look at the new poster here and don;t forget tp check out the trailer as well. let us know if you too are excited for MCFARLAND, USA which hits theatres on February 20, 2015.