A number of actors from both the Gettysburg community and elsewhere have joined David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Emmy-award winner Beau Bridges ("The Descendants"), Hannah Marks ("Necessary Roughness"), Cassi Thomson ("Big Love"), Jean Louisa Kelly ("Yes Dear"), Luke Kleintank ("Gossip Girl"), and Michael Lerner ("Barton Fink") in the cast of "1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story." The film, currently in production in Pennsylvania, is the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College and returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year.
Ed Riggs, former Gettysburg-area schoolteacher and 1977 Gettysburg College graduate will play the planetarium professor.
Cindy Wright, director of the College’s Jaeger Center and campus recreation will play the kinesiology professor.
Gettysburg College Associate Dean of Academic Advising Anne Lane will play herself.
Chris Kauffman, Gettysburg College theatre arts professor and 1992 graduate will play Dr. Harmon.
Emily Windover, a local actor who has performed at theatres across the country from Massachusetts to Alaska will play Jen Carlow.
Washington College men’s basketball coach Rob Nugent will play himself.
“1,000 to 1” cinematographer James Mathers will play Ed Welch.
Emily Bridges, daughter of Beau Bridges, will play Gettysburg College athletic trainer Katie Whaley.
Actor Mark Halpern ("Amateur Hour"), will play Jeremy Weissman.
Actor Myk Watford ("No Country for Old Men"), will play Mark Weissman.
Produced by former longtime Disney executive Bruce Gordon and Bob Burris ("Growing Pains"), who also wrote the script, "1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story" is directed by Michael Levine ("Nowhere Man"). Legendary trumpet player and six-time Grammy® Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who won an Emmy for the score to the HBO film of his own life story, "For Love or Country" (starring Andy Garcia), will compose and record the score for the film.
"1,000 to 1" tells the inspiring true story of Weissman, a 1,000-point high school basketball star, who suffered a life-threatening stroke at the end of his freshman year leaving him paralyzed on the left side. The chances of him surviving the stroke at all were bleak. The odds of him returning to the court were astronomical.
Three years later, in the last game of his senior year, improbably, even impossibly, Cory returned to the basketball court. What happened next rivals the most emotional moments in college sports history; a moment covered by dozens of national media outlets including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times.
Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2012