Marcus Lattimore, movie star.
The former South Carolina superstar running back will play himself as a pastor in “Faith’s Song,” a Christian movie set for release this fall and shot at locations throughout the state.
“It’s about a young girl. Her faith is tested when her parents are killed in a car crash,” Lattimore told WACH-Fox in an interview. “What’s so powerful about that, it can relate to so many Americans when you go through adversity. Will you stand firm on God’s word? I feel like that’s the message that we’re trying to get across.”
The movie was made by Northface Christian Films, which is based in Lexington.
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A promotional scene released was filmed at White Knoll High’s baseball field. Lattimore spots Faith, played by actress Hayden McCoy, reading her Bible but with it hidden inside a schoolbook. He proceeds to share his real-life testimony with her of overcoming two knee injuries as a college football player.
A trailer for the film will be released Aug. 1, according to Northface founder and CEO Frank Hutto, with premiere showings set for Columbia and Charleston in October followed by general release in a limited number of theaters in November.
“The whole staff, the whole crew, they’ve been amazing helping groom me up a little bit in my acting process,” Lattimore told WACH-Fox. “I’ve been so blessed to be a part of that, and I get to play myself, my story. That’s cool.”