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Exclusive: Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow Angling for an Acting Future?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 13, 2010 |

I guess Tim Tebow’s commercial appearance on last weekend’s Focus on the Family pro-life spot during the Super Bowl has infected the former Florida QB (currently looking at the prospect of being drafted by the NFL come April) with the acting bug.

Word is, from The Hollywood Cog, that Tim Tebow is currently attached to star in Five Hour Drive Home, something of a remake of the 1977 television movie, Something for Joey. Both movies were based on the true story of Penn State running back, John Cappelletti, and his relationship with his younger brother, Joey, who had leukemia. Inspired by Joey’s illness, John Cappelletti won the Heisman Trophy in 1973. “Their bond knows no boundries and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards.”

The movie comes from an obscure production company, Corner in the Sky productions, and is being produced by Kenny Griswold, who also produced a 1989 documentary, Champions Forever, about five boxers, including Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman.

The movie, which does not yet have studio backing, is expected to be in the vein of Brian’s Song. It’s currently out to writers, and I have no idea whether the movie is meant for the big screen or the small. Tebow’s availability, moreover, will also be a question, what with the possibility of him having to go to training camp in June.

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