Brandon Routh Stars In CROOKED ARROWS Lacrosse Film, In Theatres May 18
CROOKED ARROWS, the first ever mainstream lacrosse movie, hits theaters nationally on May 18th. The film centers on coach Joe Logan, who reluctantly leads a Native American high school team on their unlikely journey to the state lacrosse championship game against their prep school rivals. Along the way, Joe and the team rediscover their connection to the spiritual tradition of the ancient sport of lacrosse. Set in the diverse worlds of modern Native American culture and prep school lacrosse, Crooked Arrows offers moviegoers a new twist on a classic underdog sports story.
Directed by Steve Rash (American Pie Presents Band Camp), Crooked Arrows stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Gil Birmingham (Twilight). The film was produced by J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right), Mitchell Peck (Priest), and Adam Leff (The Last Action Hero). In addition, the movie features top lacrosse players from around the country, including a team of Iroquois players as well as professionals such as Paul Rabil, Zack Greer and Brodie Merrill who make cameo appearances, along with other notable lacrosse coaches. The lacrosse action was orchestrated by Sports Studio (Miracle, Game Plan).
“Crooked Arrows breaks new ground in the sports movie genre,” enthuses producer Harris. “It’s going to open up the world’s eyes to the great game of lacrosse.” “It’s also a real first for Native Americans,” adds producing partner Peck. “This is the first modern day, family-friendly Native American movie. We realized that in order to tell the true story of lacrosse, we had to tell an honest Native American story, as well. Putting together this movie has been a beautiful journey, and we’re sure it will make a lot of people proud.”
Crooked Arrows will be released through Peck Entertainment and Branded Pictures Entertainment in consultation with Freestyle Releasing and Russell Schwartz’s Pandemic Marketing. A notable group of partners have also joined in the film’s marketing and distribution plan, including the Onondaga Nation, Reebok, US Lacrosse and Moe’s Southwestern Grill.