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Texas Battle (ex-Marcus, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) is thrilled that fans will finally get to see the hard work he put into the inspirational new movie, Greater!
“We shot Greater two-and-a-half years ago and we’ve been waiting for that movie to drop,” Battle tells Soaps In Depth. “It was getting recognition, so the producers decided to wait until we had that buzz established.”
The film tells the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, a young man considered too short and fat to play football, who defied the odds and went from college football to being drafted by the NFL before his entire life changed forever. Battle portrays Anthony, one of Brandon’s best friends.
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Battle shared a photo of himself and one of the film’s stars, Neil McDonough, during filming, saying, “One thing I love about shooting movies is working with good people, even when they’re such big stars like Neil McDonough. Great Dude. Such a pleasure.”
One thing I luv about shooting movies is working with good people, even when there such big stars like Neal McDonough..great dude. Such a pleasure \m/ A photo posted by Texas Battle (@texas1battle) on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:27am PDT
One thing I luv about shooting movies is working with good people, even when there such big stars like Neal McDonough..great dude. Such a pleasure \m/
A photo posted by Texas Battle (@texas1battle) on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:27am PDT
Having played college football himself, Battle was familiar with the world, but had never played the sport in film or television — let alone playing a real person. “So meeting with him,” he says of the real-life Anthony Lucas, “sitting down and talking to him and trying to pick his brain on how Brandon really was, what their relationship was like... You have to really have to do your homework because you want to bring it justice. I can’t wait for Greater to come out. I’m very excited for it.”
Click here to see where Greater is playing in your area, and preview the emotional drama with the trailer below!
For more on your favorite B&B stars, past and present, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!