In today’s film news roundup, a documentary about the 1963 Navy
football team takes shape, “Never Heard
” gets a release, Tim Tebow
is backing “Run the Race
,” “Death on the Nile
” gets a 2020 release and Martin Scorsese
Documentary SetMichael Meredith
, son of the late Dallas Cowboy
quarterback Don Meredith
, has signed on to direct “The President’s Team,” a documentary about the 1963 U.S. Naval Academy football team, Variety
has learned exclusively.
The film, based on the 2009 book of the same title by Michael Connelly
, follows the story of commitment and camaraderie among a team of young athletes attempting to revive a nation wrought with grief — 10 days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Kennedy, a Navy veteran, was scheduled to initiate the 1963 Army-Navy
game with a coin toss. In the days following his assassination, with the status of the major event up in the air,