“Touchback” coming to theaters in April

January 27th, 2012 at 2:02 pm by under Entertainment

“Touchback” NOW scheduled for April 20th theatrical release in West Michigan

"Touchback" poster courtesy Hannibal Classics

(UPDATED 2/3/12): Now scheduled for Friday, April 20th, 2012!

“Touchback” could be a touchdown for West Michigan.

Nearly a year-and-a-half after the movie filmed many scenes here, “Touchback” is according to my sources - scheduled to be released in the Grand Rapids market April 20, 2012.

 ”Touchback” filmed for several weeks during the summer of 2010, mostly in Coopersville, but also in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Ohio in Coshocton, Columbus, and Warsaw.

The cast includes Kurt Russell as the head coach, Brian Presley in lead role, Melanie Lynskey as his wife, Mark Blucas as a friend and teammate, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christine Lahti as the mother, Mark Ellis as opposition coach, Barry Sanders in a cameo role as an Assistant Coach, Drew Powell, Sarah Wright, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, and Kevin Covais.

A red carpet Michigan premiere of the movie is possible here, those involved with “Touchback”‘s production here have been working with the West Michigan Film Office to get a premiere in Grand Rapids.

"Touchback" trailer courtesy Hannibal Classics

Touchback is written/directed by Don Handfield.  Its a fantastical story about getting a second chance at life. At the brink of financial disaster, a former football star turned farmer and family man attempts suicide to save his family. However, when he wakes up he finds himself back in the past, reliving the events that led up to his career-ending, life-altering injury. He is forced to choose between his simple life and the path to fame and fortune.

Previous posts about “Touchback”:
3/21/11 – “Touchback” trailer hits the net
8/4/10 – Barry Sanders joining Touchback
8/3/10 – Kurt Russell joins Touchback cast
7/14/10 – Touchback to film at Coopersville HS
7/14/10 – Casting football players for Touchback

Check out the trailer through production comany’s website:

More info from the production company: http://hannibalclassics.com/films/touchback

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