Just in time for the NBA playoffs, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights to the faith-based drama Spirit of the Game, with plans for theatrical release in partnership with Purdie Distribution. Inspired by the so-called Mormon Yankees, groups of Mormon missionaries who used Basketball to evangelize in Australia from the 1930s through the early 60s, the film follows a squad who played exhibition games against Australia’s fledgling National Basketball Team as they prepared for the 1956 Olympics. The story also examines Australia’s post-World War II experience. Starring Kevin Sorbo, it’s written and directed by J.D. Scott and produced by Kate Whitbread, Spencer McLaren and Steve Jaggi.
Samuel Goldwyn Films Gets Into ‘Spirit Of The Game’
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