The acclaimed film editing team of Richard and Colleen Halsey has been signed to edit "1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story." Richard Halsey (pictured, right) won an Oscar winner for Rocky and Colleen Halsey (pictured, below) edited Edward Scissorhands. The film, which just wrapped principal photography 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.
With more than 70 features to their credit, the Halseys have edited such noteworthy films as "That Championship Season," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," "Sister Act," "Moscow on Hudson" and "Big Stan."
The "1,000 to 1" cast includes 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 Academy Award nominee Michael Lerner ("Barton Fink").
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: Fri, 16 Nov 2012