The De La Salle High football team is headed to a theater near you.

Filming is set to begin Monday on "When the Game Stands Tall," a movie based on Neil Hayes' 2003 book that chronicles De La Salle coach Bob Ladouceur and the Spartans' national-record winning streak.

But don't stop by Owen Owens Field looking for Jim Caviezel, who will star in the film as Ladouceur. The movie will instead be filmed in Louisiana.

Caviezel was on the sidelines to study Ladouceur when De La Salle won the Open Division state championship at the Home Depot Center in Carson last December. It was Ladouceur's last game as head coach before announcing his retirement in early January.

Filming will last eight weeks, wrapping up on June 15. A release date is unknown.

Thomas Carter will direct the film, according to IMDB.com. Carter's past work includes "Coach Carter," which was based on the Richmond High boys basketball team and its coach.

Few other details of the movie have been released.

Hayes, who was a columnist with the Contra Costa Times when he wrote the book, will be involved with the making of the movie. He will be in Louisiana for the filming.



Advertisement