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Tim Tebow to produce upcoming film, ‘Run the Race’

NASHVILLE (BP) — Tim Tebow — the Heisman Trophy winner, football and baseball player, and television broadcaster — now has another title to add to his resume: movie producer.

Tebow and brother Robby Tebow are executive producers of an upcoming faith-based film, “Run the Race,” that tells the fictional story of two brothers who are high school athletes and see their relationship tested when they seek different paths.

A release date has not been set for the film, which is in post-production. It was directed by Chris Dowling, who has been involved in other faith-based films including “Where Hope Grows” (producer, 2014) and “Priceless” (writer, 2016). LifeWay Films hosted a screening [1] of “Run the Race” last year following the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual Pastor’s Conference in Phoenix.

“Run the Race is about so much more than football,” Tim Tebow said in a press release. “This is a story about overcoming the hard issues of life, about the power of sacrifice, the power of family, and the power of forgiveness. I love being a part of a project like this because it will impact lives, inspire hope, and even prompt action. When I read the script, I knew this was an important project to get behind.”

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The movie stars Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump) as the brothers’ coach; Frances Fisher (Unforgiven) as their surrogate mother; Tanner Stine (NCIS) as Zach; and Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It) as David.

The movie will show what’s possible when “you run to — instead of from — the love of God,” according to a press release.

“The script pulled me in right away, and I wanted to bring it to life cinematically,” Robby Tebow said. “As somebody with brothers in a big, super-close family that has gone through a lot together, it resonated with me on a deep level.”