‘AMC’s’ Finn Wittrock Cast Opposite Aaron Eckhart in New Film - Soap Opera Network
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” grad (ex-Damon Miller) is on a role: Not only will he be starring in the upcoming -directed film “” (which you can read more about here), he’s also been cast opposite in the new film “.”

The film, according to Deadline, tells the story of football great , whose stellar sports career was cut short by a cancerous tumor. Wittrock will play Steinmark, while Eckhart will play University of Texas coach .

“This is such a remarkable story and movies like this perform so well,” says producer . “The market seems hungry for true, positive and inspirational dramas.”

Wittrock, who’s also a frequent Shakespeare performer, played the role of “AMC’s” Damon Miller from October 2009 through January 2011.

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