The director and writer who brought us sports movie greats like “Hoosiers” and “Rudy” is working on a new film about University of Texas football legends Coach Darrell Royal and Freddie Steinmark.
“My All American” will be focused around the 1969 ‘Big Shootout’ National Title game between U.T. and then, big-time rival, Arkansas. The film’s publicist, Ernie Malik, says the film will share the uplifting story of Steinmark and the cancer that would ultimately claim his life 18-months later.
“It’s a story that has never been told in a film or TV-show and, the writer, Angelo Pizzo, fell in love with the story,” he said. “It’s a story that football lovers born and raised in Texas have heard about and he wanted to make sure it was told.”
It’s a movie that will highlight Texas football, Malik said.
“This is a film where they could have saved money by shooting it elsewhere but these film makers said 'we're going to make this movie where it took place,'” Malik said.
Portions of the film will be filmed in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
“We’re recreating the big shoot out game that took place in Fayetteville Arkansas at the Alamodome,” Malik said. “Through the magic of visual effect we will be able to erase the dome and recreate that legendary game.”
Anyone wanting to be apart of the film, they are looking for paid extras and anyone with cars from the late 60’s to take part in the nine days they will be filming in San Antonio.
“Everyone is welcome, no need to be a professional actor,” Malik said. “We are looking for extras to play students, coaches, parents, cheerleaders and sideline football players.”
You must be 18 years or older and have a valid Texas Drivers License or ID card to sign up. Extras that are chosen will be paid $58 per day for eight hours of shooting stretched out over the entire nine days. If you cant attend the casting call you can apply online here.
The Casting Call will take place at:
The Hilton Garden Inn
12828 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78216
Saturday June 7,
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.