We all know Tim Tebow can throw touchdowns, whack home runs, and write bestsellers – but does he also have the golden touch when it comes to movies? We’re about to find out.
Right now, Tebow is headed back to play some minor league baseball with some new and impressive accomplishments away from the game. His new movie “Run the Race” hits theaters this weekend.
The former NFL star and best-selling author has now teamed up with his brother Robby Tebow to produce a powerful story about finding hope and strength – the first film project for these two new executive producers.
It’s the story of Dave and Zach Truett – two brothers with an unbreakable bond that’s displayed in the face of unbearable tragedies. To start with, their dad left them after their mom died.
Tim tells CBN News how this project came together.
“I think it has to do with the story. My goal was never honestly to get into the movie industry. And it’s still not, really. It was more about being able to tell the story. When we read the script, it impacted me. I was crying and I showed it to my family and they were crying,” Tim says.
He says there was something about the Truett brothers that reminded him of his relationship with his brother Robby.
“I think there are a lot of similarities to a certain extent. We are very close. We push each other. We compete all the time. Robby helped make me better in sports and in life,” Tim says.
“Just having each other’s back, and that relationship. I think that is probably my favorite part about this movie. It is about relationships and I believe life is about relationships,” he says.
And speaking of relationships, the newly-engaged Tebow walked the red carpet at the film’s premiere with his new fiance… Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
“I couldn’t be more proud (of Tim),” Demi-Leigh said. “But most of all, I am proud of the reason and the meaning behind this film, and that is to bring people closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and for people to find hope in it.”
In the film, actor Tanner Stine plays Zach Truett, and Evan Hover plays younger brother Dave. They spoke to CBN News about the powerful bond between the two brothers.
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