MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –
Tom Shadyac is directing the movie Brian Banks in Memphis, and he needs help from residents. He needs people to show up to Whitehaven High School to be in the crowd at the football stadium.
“So we need Memphians to show up; I’m not too proud to beg,” said Shadyac.
The drama recounts the story of a high school football prodigy in Long Beach, CA.
Shadyac, director of numerous films such as Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Patch Adams, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, and Evan Almighty, says he convinced producers the movie should be shot in Memphis because “there’s a spirit here they wouldn’t find in other places.”
Between film sessions that now utilize the services of 35 University of Memphis and Le Moyne Owen College film students, Shadyac said the whole success of the project depends on Memphians showing up to Whitehaven High