Primarily based on the lifetime of Ray McElrathbey, within the movie Ray Ray is a gifted soccer participant who takes on the duty of caring for his younger brother after his mom’s dependancy leaves him deserted.
McElrathbey waited 14 years for the film.
“I used to be extra excited than the actors who have been on the billboard, as a result of it is…surreal is the phrase I preserve coming to as a result of I wasn’t prepared. I am nonetheless not prepared,” he stated.
The film is not crammed with huge stars, however director Reginald Hudlin stated that helps the movie, not hinders.
“It does assist the movie as a result of we have been capable of concentrate on getting one of the best individuals for the job and we bought superb younger actors. There’s an excellent new era of actors able to explode,” Hudlin stated. “After which on to, you even have extraordinary athletic capacity, and with Jay Reeves, who performs Ray within the movie, we have been lucky to get an actor who had each. He got here in, he learn, we believed him, he touched him, after which we took him out on the sector and he killed it.”
“The studio allowed us to make discoveries on this they usually did not say, ‘Oh you need to get a giant actor in any function,'” stated producer Mark Ciardi. “We knew the film can be the star, in order that’s fairly releasing.”
“It got here collectively great so far as I am involved,” McElrathbey stated. “I would not change a lot. I simply need a miniseries, however we’re not gonna discuss that.”
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