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Steve Rash To Direct Crooked Arrows
Comedy based on... lacrosse?

16 March 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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We’ve had football movies. American football movies. Baseball movies. Boxing movies. Golf movies. Tennis movies. Horse racing movies. Bowling movies. Cricket movies. Heck, we’ve even had snooker movies. But we’ve never had a lacrosse movie.

Frankly, there’s probably been a damn good reason for that, but director Steve Rash is about to buck the trend by bringing lacrosse to the big screen for the first time with Crooked Arrows.

The comedy will draw upon the sport’s ancient origins – it was first created by Native Americans in the 1100s – to tell a tale of a guy who is forced to coach his local Native American high school’s lacrosse team against his former prep school. We’re no psychics, but we’re guessing that along the way he’ll learn self-respect and the true meaning of sacrifice.

It sounds, frankly, utterly uninspiring – but then, so did Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and that was one of the greatest comedies of the decade. There’s no doubting Rash’s personal connection to the material – he’s part Cherokee and his son played lacrosse in high school.

The movie’s producers, Mitchell Peck and Adam Leff (who co-wrote Biodome, God bless them) and J. Todd Harris are already lining up sponsorship deals, financing and liaisons with the likes of the National Lacrosse League, with a view to shooting this summer. We wish them good luck, for obvious reasons.


 


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