CS Video: Safety Interview With Director Reginald Hudlin
|BY GRANT HERMANNS ON DECEMBER 11, 2020|
CS Video: Safety interview with director Reginald Hudlin
In time for the movie sports biopic’s debut on streaming platform Disney+, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Reginald Hudlin (Marshall, Django Unchained) to discuss his work helming Safety. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
Disney’s Safety is inspired by the empowering story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey, a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose dedication and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities. Aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, he succeeds on the field while simultaneously raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr.
The film stars Jay Reeves (All American, The Tax Collector) as Ray and newcomer Thaddeus J. Mixson as Fahmarr, along with Corinne Foxx (47 Meters Down: Uncaged), Mathew Glave (The Rookie), Hunter Sansone (The Little Things), Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), Miles Burris (former Oakland Raiders linebacker), Isaac Bell, Elijah Bell and James Badge Dale (Hightown, The Empty Man).
It was directed by Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, House Party) and produced by Mark Ciardi, p.g.a. (Secretariat, Miracle) and Gordon Gray (Million Dollar Arm, The Rookie) with a screenplay written by Nick Santora (The Most Dangerous Game, The Fugitive). Douglas S. Jones and Campbell G. McInnes served as executive producers.