Disney’s McFarland USA Starring Kevin Costner
I can clearly remember the first movie I watched Kevin Costner in… Silverado. It was one of my absolute favorite movies! And then came along Dances with Wolves. He had me won over as soon as he came riding in on that gorgeous buckskin horse. Yes, there is a theme to my Kevin Costner madness… horses! He has been in so many amazing movies since and has always been one of my favorite actors. His newest movie, MCFARLAND, USA hits theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!
Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.
Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic.
With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.
Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora,Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis and is directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois.
Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers.
Check out the new McFarland, USA featurette below which includes never-before-seen interviews with the cast and filmmakers!
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MCFARLAND, USA opens in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!