Monday, September 10, 2012

Erk Russell Movie To Begin Filming Summer 2013 (w/ UGA and Georgia Tech Ties)

I wonder who will play Vince Dooley and Paul Johnson?
September 1, 2012 – A major motion picture entitled Erk will begin production in Summer 2013, a biopic about the life of legendary college football coach Erk Russell.

Jay and Rusty, the sons of the late Erk Russell, said in a joint statement, “We are excited about the prospects of this film. We totally embrace the project and feel honored that his miraculous accomplishments will be presented in this form. His story is unique and he was a ‘one of a kind’ individual. Our family looks forward to seeing his humble yet iconic character portrayed on screen.”
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Working with Coach Russell during the infancy of Georgia Southern’s football program, later winning national titles as the head coach, current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson fondly remembers his years with Russell, “He a very successful and innovative football coach, but he was an even better and more interesting person. We enjoyed some great seasons together on the football field and I’ll always be appreciative of his support of my coaching career.”
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“Between our time at Auburn and Georgia, we were together some twenty years.  His incredible record as a coach speaks for itself,” said legendary former UGA head coach Vince Dooley. “Equally as important is his splendid reputation as a great human being.  I am pleased to learn of a film about the late, one and only Erk Russell. It is a fitting tribute to a long time friend and coaching associate.”
Erk: The Movie

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