Marshall Movie: Release Date Moved

By: Carrie Cline
By: Carrie Cline

Marshall Football fans will get an early Christmas present this year.
The "We are Marshall" movie is now set for a December 22nd release date.

Movie studios only release their best and brightest films during the Christmas holidays.
There's no doubt this star-studded film documenting Marshall University’s rise from tragedy to triumph would inspire anyone.

Now, it looks like Warner Brothers are ready to put that to the test against some tough competition during the number one box office season of the year!

It's an inspiring story more than 30 years in the making from the plane crash that killed the Marshall Football Team and many supporters to a meteoric rise to greatness for the university and entire community.
Add to that McG, a top producer with an impressive track record for hits and an "a" list of actors including Mathew McConaghey and Mathew Fox and you've got a recipe for success. The proof is in the release date changed from late October to December 22nd one of the top release dates of the year.

Marshall University representatives are in Los Angeles as we speak meeting with Warner Brothers about a variety of things regarding the movie. What we do know is the movie is testing very well with focus groups and industry insiders when that happens it's not unusual for studios to move the date to a much more popular time.

The competition on December 22nd is stiff. The boxing powerhouse, Rocky Balboa makes a final comeback starring Sylvester Stallone.

A family favorite, Charlotte's Web, hits the big screen starring Dakota Fanning and the voices of a long list of stars including Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey.

Ben Stiller will light up the screen in a Family Comedy Night at the museum also starring Robin Williams.


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