Marcus Lattimore, movie star.
The former South Carolina superstar running back will himself play the role of a pastor in “Faith’s Song,” a Christian film slated for release this fall and filming statewide.
“This is a young girl. His faith is tested when his parents are killed in a car accident ”, Lattimore told WACH-Fox in an interview. “What’s so powerful about it is that it can affect so many Americans when you go through adversity. Will you stand firm on the word of God? I get the feeling that’s the message we’re trying to get across.
The film was directed by Northface Christian Films, which is based in Lexington.
A published promotional scene was filmed at the White Knoll High baseball field. Lattimore sees Faith, played by actress Hayden McCoy, reading her Bible but hiding it in a textbook. He continues to share his real-life testimony with her that he overcame two knee injuries as a college football player.
Lattimore graduated from USC this year and is now an assistant football coach at Heathwood Hall.
A trailer for the film will be released on August 1, according to Northface founder and CEO Frank Hutto, with first screenings slated for Columbia and Charleston in October, followed by a general release in a limited number of theaters in November.
“All the staff, the whole team, they were great in helping me a little bit to prepare myself a little bit in my acting process,” Lattimore told WACH-Fox. “I was so blessed to be a part of this, and I can play my story myself. That’s great.”
This story was originally published July 20, 2016 14:07.