“We Are Marshall” is a true-to-life sports drama centered on the devastating 1970 Southern Airways Flight 932 plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 people, including 37 Marshall University college football players. Thundering Herd. like their five coaches, two coaches, the athletic director, 25 boosters and five plane crew.
This 2006 biographical drama chronicles the aftermath of the tragedy, as the university and its local community attempt to overcome their grief by rebuilding the football team in hopes of honoring those who have been lost. Helping the team back up is Jack Lengyel, who signs on as the team’s new coach. Determined to lead the team to victory, he will do everything in his power to encourage his players and fellow staff members that they have what it takes to win it all.
The film marks director McG’s first time directing a drama, and his only to date after being known for his work on comedic action films such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘This Means War’ and ‘The Baby. “. Academy Award-winning Matthew McConaughey leads the heartfelt and inspiring story with his emotional and authentic performance. Joining him are Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara and January Jones, each giving engaging performances that help convey the film’s tone and message to audiences.