Another Football Movie: The Express Trailer
I've almost had it with football movies. We Are Marshall was awful, Leatherheads wasn't good enough to bring around my appreciation for football movies and The Longshots doesn't look that great either. And if it weren't for the fact that The Express actually doesn't look half bad, I would've probably quickly passed it by. Hollywood seems to be churning out as many of their middle-ground family film trailers as possible so they're floating around throughout the summer. And here's another one. The Express is a drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
If it weren't for that PG rating at the beginning, I would have never guessed that this was a much more lighter film. And I really like the way they set this up, using actual archival footage and presenting it like it's a real story, because it actually is. Bravo Universal for this great trailer.
Watch the first trailer for The Express:
You can also watch The Express trailer in High Definition on AOL
The Express is directed by Gary Fleder, of Don't Say a Word, Impostor, and Runaway Jury, with a script written by Charles Leavitt, of K-PAX and Blood Diamond. The film is based on the nonfiction book Ernie Davis : The Elmira Express written by Robert Gallagher. The Express arrives in theaters everywhere on October 10th this fall.