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Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

First photos, trailer for ‘McFarland USA’ starring Kevin Costner

Disney has released the first McFarland, USA trailer for their upcoming inspirational sports drama.  Inspired by a true story, the film stars Kevin Costner as Coach Jim White, a cross-country running coach who turns outsiders into contenders.

mcfarland-usa-image-kevin-costner-photoFrom the official synopsis: “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.”

The trailer has the hallmark Disney brand of inspirational dramas, right down to the crossing of cultural barriers and use of an uplifting pop song ( U2‘s “Where the Streets Have No Name”).  Check out the full trailer below.

During our interview with actress Chelsea Rendon, she discussed the film, her role, working with Costner and much more – give it a listen HERE

Directed by Niki Caro, the film also stars 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, Chelsea Rendon and Chris Ellis. 

McFarland, USA opens in theaters on February 20, 2015.

 

 

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Here’s the official synopsis for McFarland, USA:

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.

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