Numerous red-letter days dot the history of Texas high school football. And now one fairly recent game will get its Hollywood-style spotlight as Eterne Films has announced a casting call for the filming of One Heart.
The film centers on the 2008 game between Gainesville State School, a maximum security juvenile detention center, and the Grapevine Faith Lions.
The Sept. 9 call is for experienced football players, ages 18-25, at the Hilton Southlake Town Square, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On-field tryouts are Sept. 11, with callbacks Sept. 12.
Those hired for football positions will be paid.
"We were looking for a sports project back in '08 and this literally fell into place for us," co-producer Russell Lake said. "Here we are four years later and it's coming to reality. It's a story we needed to tell."
In the 2008 game, Faith took a 33-14 victory, but the story is the way the school and its support system shifted in an opposite direction for one night.
Faith supporters lined up behind Gainesville State School in an effort to give the team and its inmates a sense of hope.
Gainesville State School plays no home games, has no fan section, nor any cheerleaders or band.
The game inspired numerous documentaries as well as other schools to share and participate in similar rallies for Gainesville State players.
Only those with expired eligibility in high school and not seeking college eligibility may apply.
"The response has been incredible," Lake said. "We looked to put our developmental capital together and when we started to look for investment, we had all of our financial goals in the first 30 days. When we reached our goal for the production budget, we had over 100 investors that hadn't seen a script."