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Premiere date revealed for movie on 2009 Abilene High football team

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A premiere date has been released for an upcoming movie on the state-championship-winning 2009 Abilene High football team. 

"Brother's Keeper", a Winterstate feature film based on a book by team Chaplin Chad Mitchell and local sports expert Al Pickett, will have its first-ever screening at a special world premiere event in Abilene on March 30, 2019.

The event, which the cast and possibly some other stars are expected to attend, will feature dinner and drinks, followed by the movie premiere and a social hour. The premiere venue has not been released. 

Filming, set to begin in April, will be split between shooting interior scenes in Minnesota and exterior shots in Abilene of the school, town, and other landmarks. 

The movie will chronicle the theme behind the Abilene High Eagle's 2009 championship-winning season all the way to their final game against Katy HS at the Alamo Dome - "I am my brother's keeper."

Everyone involved has told KTAB and KRBC that "Brother's Keeper" is "so much more than a football movie". 

It's a movie that brings in the stories of the coaches, players, Chad, and even Abilene history and highlights their lives and journeys as they come together as champions. 

Torabpour claims  "Brother's Keeper" is "literally changing people's lives" - a sentiment echoed by Pickett and Mitchell, who says "it's something the world needs to hear."

BigCountryHomepage will continue to follow the development of "Brother's Keeper" as it begins to come to life on the big screen. Check back for any updates. 


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