Luke Wilson & Greg Kinnear To Star In Baseball Movie ‘You Gotta Believe’

Luke Wilson and Greg Kinnear are on board to star in You Gotta Believe, a film based on the inspirational true story of Fort Worth, Texas’s 2002 Westside Little League team. Sarah Gadon, Michael Cash, Etienne Kellici, and Molly Parker have signed on in supporting roles.

The film follows a team of baseball-playing children who dedicate their season to a player’s dying father and, in the process, defy all odds to make it to the Little League Baseball World Series championship – in a game that became an ESPN classic. Wilson will play the role of the dying father, Bobby Ratliff, with Kinnear as Coach Jon Kelly.

Ty Roberts, who previously collaborated with Wilson on Great Depression football drama 12 Mighty Orphans, will direct, with the film being produced by the Texas-based Santa Rita Film Co. An entertainment licensing deal with Little League Baseball and Softball is also in play.

Roberts told Deadline: “We are excited to bring this touching story to life with our amazing cast.

This tale of grit and determination will inspire audiences of all ages. Some of the most compelling stories come from sports, no matter what age. We are honored to partner with Little League Baseball and Softball to bring Bobby and Jon’s story to the screen.”

Wilson currently voices the lead in Max sci-fi animated series Fired on Mars, while he’s currently filming biographical drama Miranda’s Victim, Kevin Costner‘s epic western Horizon, and is in post-production on Christos Nikou‘s sci-fi romance Fingernails.

Kinnear appeared in three episodes of Netflix’s latest series of You earlier this year. His last film was 2021’s crime thriller Crisis, and he will next be seen in Sight, a biographical drama based on Chinese-American medical entrepreneur Ming Wang‘s autobiography, From Darkness to Sight.


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