For those who’ve been wondering what the status of the Taraji P. Henson sports drama, From The Rough, is, and whether you’ll get the chance to see it eventually, you’ll be pleased to know that the film now has an official theatrical release date.
It’ll open this Friday, April 25, via a service deal with Freestyle Releasing.
No word yet on specific cities/states it’ll run, but I’d suggest registering for updates on the film’s website HERE. I’d assume that it’ll be a limited release to start.
Recall that this is the film which was at the center of a battle for control between director Pierre Bagley and financier/producer Michael A. Critelli, which was very well documented on this blog.
We’ve been following the film’s progress since 2010/2011, and so there’s a lengthy dramatic back-story to it as, which I really don’t want to revisit within this post. But if you’d like to catch up on all of it, click HERE to do so.
By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t add that the late Michael Clarke Duncan co-stars in the film. As do Letoya Luckett, Tom Felton, Henry Simmons, and others.
From the Rough is the inspirational true story of Catana Starks from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. From the Rough celebrates this remarkable woman’s triumph against overwhelming odds.
Pierre Bagley is listed as director, and Michael A. Critelli is screenwriter.
Below you’ll find a new release trailer, a clip from the film, as well as an official poster. Check your local theater listings to find out if it’s coming to a theater near you this weekend: