For those who’ve long been anxious to see the Taraji P. Henson sports drama, "From the Rough," you’ll be pleased to know that the film will be out on VOD and DVD on September 2.
It was set to have a limited theatrical run in April, via a service deal with Freestyle Releasing, but I can’t find any box office information on it. Some of you may have already seen it, but I’m sure most of you have not. So here’s your chance, assuming it was on your to-see list.
Recall that this is the film that was at the center of a battle for creative control between director Pierre Bagley and financier/producer Michael A. Critelli, which was very well documented on this blog.
We’ve been following the film’s progress since 2010/2011, and so there’s a lengthy dramatic back-story to it, which I really don’t want to revisit within this post. But if you’d like to catch up on all of it, click here to do so.
By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t add that the late Michael Clarke Duncan co-stars in the film. As do Letoya Luckett, Tom Felton, Henry Simmons, and others.
"From the Rough" is the inspirational true story of Catana Starks from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. From the Rough celebrates this remarkable woman’s triumph against overwhelming odds.
Pierre Bagley is listed as director, and Michael A. Critelli is screenwriter.
Below you’ll find a new brand new release trailer, made for the film’s upcoming VOD and DVD releases: