A football movie featuring Kurt Russell is being filmed on the west side of the state, and there is some talk that Barry Sanders will at the very least appear in it. It's not clear if he will have a big part in the movie or just appear in one scene, but this Friday could very well be that one big scene.
Lisa Kearns, the film's executive producer, couldn't confirm the casting of the former Detroit Lion and Hall of Fame running back, but said he may appear in a major scene shooting next week at the Coopersville High School football stadium.
"We're going to have 2,000 extras at the football game on Friday night (Aug. 13)," she said. "There'll be fireworks, Kurt Russell will be there, and potentially, Barry Sanders will be there."
The movie is called Touchback, and according to the article from The Grand Rapids Press, more than 800 local football players signed up for roles in the film. There was a tryout last Wednesday to whittle that number down, and WZZM 13 has a list of the people portraying football players in the film. WZZM also has a description of the movie:
The movie will star Kurt Russell as a down-on-his luck high school coach getting a second chance at life.
If you are interested in being an extra in the movie, check out the details after the jump.
Filming begins at Coopersville High School Football Field on August 13, 16 and 17th.
Those interested in being film extras are invited to email the Touchback extras coordinator for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The producers hope to have 2,000 extras filling the stadium stands on Friday, August 13th and encourage people who can only come one of the three nights, to please come on Friday.
They will need from 1,000 - 1,500 extras on the following Monday and Tuesday nights.
Approximate hours will be 9pm - 6am with refreshments, entertainment and prize drawings nightly.