According to Variety, Brandon Routh has been cast as the star of the film “Crooked Arrows”, a film about a motley Native American high school lacrosse team who are forced to become a part of the local prep school league, comprised of better equipped and trained teams.
Routh will play the tribal chairman’s part-Native American business-savvy son who decides to coach the team in the hopes that he’ll reconnect with his tribe.
Before anyone goes calls out “racebending” (I would be among those people, let me assure you), Variety has stated that Routh actually has ties to Native Americans. According to the article, Routh is a descendant of the Kickapoo Tribe. Who knew? Also, Sports Studio, the team behind “Miracle”, will co-produce along with J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck with a focus on “authentic athletic casting, outfitting, and choreography.” Reebok is also the film’s first athletic sponsor.
Routh said the storyline of “Crooked Arrows” touched him. “I was moved by the script,” he said. “While it has all the ingredients of a classic underdog sports movie, it actually appealed to me on a deeper level. I think the father-son and brother-sister dynamics of the story are compelling, as is [the] more spiritual Native American aspect.”
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