Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis Unite for an Underdog Sports Drama
While many haven't really seen much of Jim Caviezel since his controversial and highly publicized turn as Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ, the guy has been busy with the increasingly great spy thriller series "Person of Interest" on CBS, getting ready to finish its second season. Now it sounds like he's getting ready to take on a role that seems to be a rite of passage for many actors. THR has word that Caviezel will star in When the Game Stands Tall, an underdog football drama set up at Mandalay and Sony Pictures. Michael Chiklis will also star in the film which will begin shooting tomorrow in New Orleans. Read on!
Laura Dern and Alexander Ludwig are part of the supporting cast in the film that follows the De La Salle High School football team, coached by Bob Ladouceur (Caviezel) and his assistant coach Terry Eidson (Chiklis) as they took a struggling football program and led them to a 151-game winning streak between the years of 1992 and 2003. Their streak obliterated the records of consecutive wins for any American sport across the board. Dern is playing Caviezel's wife, while Ludwig, who played the villainous Cato in The Hunger Games, is playing the standout player on the team. Though I'm not really a sports fan (unless I'm seeing them live in person), I'm always a sucker for these kind of films. Sound good?