“I Am Giant: Victor Cruz,” a feature-length film chronicling the New York Giants wide receiver’s rise to football stardom, demoralizing injury, and his dramatic attempt at a comeback, will premiere on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
The unscripted film debuts in the midst of the NFL season as the former Super Bowl Champion aims to return as one of the league’s elite wide receivers.
A former undrafted free agent, Cruz tore his patellar tendon in 2014 in just his second season after signing a multi-million dollar contract. The debilitating injury forced Cruz to miss the remainder of the 2014 season and undergo rehab with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The film chronicles that comeback and introduces viewers to the most challenging obstacle of the athlete’s life.
The film is directed by Gotham Chopra (“Kobe Bryant’s Muse”) who serves as executive producer, alongside producing partners Chris Uettwiller and Martin Desmond Roe.
Elaina Watley also serves as executive producer under the Kennedy Blvd. banner, as will NBA star LeBron James and Maverick Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment.
A preview, in which Cruz speaks on his mindset as he prepares to make his anticipated return to the field, is embedded below: