Tim Tebow Breaks Into Filmmaking With Faith-Based Movie

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'Run the Race'

'Run the Race' is in the final stage of postproduction and negotiations for a theatrical release are underway.

Tim Tebow and his brother, Robby, are making their foray into film with a faith-based movie about a couple of brothers looking to overcome adversity through sports — one a track star, the other a football player.

The film, Run the Race, stars Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer, and also features Mario Van Peebles and Eddie George, the former Heisman Trophy-winning running back who played for nine seasons in the NFL.

"Sports really is a microcosm of how life is," George said. "Somebody's going to deal with adversity. Somebody's going to deal with loss. Somebody's going to deal with pain. Somebody's going to deal with victory and success. I think this film reflects that."

Tebow, also a Heisman Trophy winner who played in the NFL and is now a professional baseball player, is executive producing with his brother Robby and others, and principal filming recently wrapped in Birmingham, Alabama, the filmmakers said Wednesday.

The pic is in the final stage of postproduction and negotiations for a theatrical release are underway.

Run the Race tells the story of brothers who have been abandoned by their father and are suffering from the death of their mother. When one suffers an injury that puts his football career in doubt, the other laces up his track cleats to resurrect their hopes and dreams of a better future.

"This is a story about overcoming the hard issues of life, about the power of sacrifice, the power of family and the power of forgiveness," Tebow said. "I love being a part of a project like this because it will impact lives."