Disney has announced that production has begun on a new original movie, Safety for Disney+. The drama is inspired by the true story of Clemson University safety, Ray McElrathbey.

What’s happening:

  • Production has begun in South Carolina on Walt Disney Pictures’ Safety, a drama inspired by the uplifting true story of former Clemson safety Ray McElrathbey
  • Safety will film on locations in both Clemson, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia before wrapping production in mid-November.
  • The feature will stream exclusively on Disney+. 

About the movie:

  • Safety is the empowering story of Ray McElrathbey, a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose faith and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities and play football on scholarship at Clemson University, all while struggling to raise and care for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr.”

Creative team:

Safety is directed by:

Reginald Hudlin via LA Times

Reginald Hudlin via LA Times

  • Oscar nominee Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained, Marshall)

Written by:

  • Randy McKinnon (Where the Water Runs)
  • Nick Santora (Scorpion, The Fugitive at Quibi)

Produced by:

  • Mark Ciardi (Chappaquiddick, Invincible)

The film stars:

Jay Reeves via IMDb

Jay Reeves via IMDb

  • Jay Reeves (All American) as Ray
  • Thaddeus J. Mixson (The Grind) as Fahmarr

Corrine Foxx via IMDb

Corrine Foxx via IMDb

  • Corinne Foxx (47 Meters Down: Uncaged) as Kaycee.

What they’re saying:

  • Director Reginald Hudlin: “This is a powerful script that touches everyone who reads it; and now we are assembling a cast of wonderful young actors who will bring Ray McElrathbey’s amazing true story to life on the screen.”

About Disney+:

  • Disney’s new direct to consumer streaming service launches in select markets on November 12, 2019 and will be available (at launch) for $6.99/month $69.99/year.
  • The family friendly streaming on demand service will showcase hundreds of titles from the Walt Disney Company’s massive library as well as new original content currently in development.
  • Featured franchises include:
    • Pixar
    • Marvel
    • Star Wars
    • National Geographic

 

 
 

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