Sep 13, 2019 02:22 PM EST

Walt Disney Pictures Begins Production on Original Film Safety

Walt Disney Pictures Begins Production on Original Film Safety
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that production has begun on their upcoming drama "Safety" in South Carolina. The film is based on the true story of former Clemson safety Ray McElrathbey and will stream exclusively on Disney+.

Oscar® nominee Reginald Hudlin ("Django Unchained," "Marshall") will be directing a script written by Randy McKinnon ("Where the Water Runs") and Nick Santora ("Scorpion," "The Fugitive at Quibi") Mark Ciardi ("Chappaquiddick," "Invincible") will produce. 

"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," says director Reginald Hudlin.

"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.

The film will star Jay Reeves ("All American") as Ray; Thaddeus J. Mixson ("The Grind") as Fahmarr; and Corinne Foxx ("47 Meters Down: Uncaged") as Kaycee. 
 
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