Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MCFARLAND, USA Trailer: Kevin Costner in True Story Sports Drama


The first trailer for Disney's inspirational sports drama "McFarland, USA" has been released. The film, based on a true story, stars Kevin Costner as Coach Jim White, a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high school in McFarland, USA, who turns a team of novice runners into a championship-winning cross-country team. Everything in this trailer screams "inspirational", right down to the U2 song featured in it. Directed by Niki Caro ("North Country", "Whale Rider"), the film also stars Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis

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

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Kevin Costner in McFarland USA

Official Synopsis
"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."