While cinema has had no shortage of stories about young people finding their way out of a hard life through the arts or sports, we’d wager there have been few that have positioned hope of a successful future on the race track. But in “4 Minute Mile” running is indeed the conduit through which a life can be changed forever.
Directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud, and starring Kelly Blatz, Richard Jenkins, Cam Gigandet, Analeigh Tipton, Rhys Coiro and Kim Basinger, the story follows high school student Drew whose life is stuck between running drug payments for a local dealer, dealing with his deadbeat brother and overworked mother, all while trying to maintain the attentions of girl at school. But Drew is changed and finds purpose when he meets an ex-track coach who decides to take him under his wing. And in this exclusive clip, we see Jenkins as that mentor, giving Drew a speech he won’t soon forget.
“4 Minute Mile” is now available on VOD and opens in theaters on August 1st.