Casting Begins for Movie About 2009 Abilene High Football Team

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Preparations are underway to begin shooting a feature-film about the 2009 Abilene High Eagle championship-winning team!

Co-authors of the book Brother's Keeper, team Chaplin Chad Mitchell and local sports expert Al Pickett, held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce that casting for the movie based on their novel is officially underway.

Abilene Christian University alumna Ally Beans, who worked in the casting department for Showtime series Homeland, has been hired to oversee casting for the Brother's Keeper movie. 

During the press conference, Mitchell and Pickett revealed former NFL Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht has already accepted a roll in the film.

Locals are also welcome to apply as film extras - just email for more information on the casting process. 

Filming for Brother's Keeper is set to begin in Abilene this August. A location director will be in town in April to scout out the best spots and shots for the movie! 

Brother's Keeper chronicles the story of Abilene High's championship-winning game at the Alamo Dome against Katy High School in 2009. Fans from all over Abilene and the Big Country traveled to San Antonio to show the Eagles support.

The movie will feature several well-known characters and locations around Abilene, showing out the local community shaped and impacted the team. 

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