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12 Jul 2024 21:30

Television & Cinema

Watch the trailer for ‘The Boys in the Boat’ from director George Clooney

The sports drama is based on the best-selling novel by Daniel James Brown, and will be available in theaters this Christmas.

Amazon MGM Studios has released the trailer for the new sports drama The Boys in the Boat. Directed by Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker George Clooney, the film follows the University of Washington rowing team as they compete for gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. They’re a team of underdogs facing seemingly insurmountable challenges during the height of the Great Depression, who are thrust into the spotlight to take on elite rivals from around the world.

“The Boys in the Boat is about strong, tough kids,” said Clooney in a behind-the-scenes featurette. “They were poor and hungry. They’re rowing because it’s the only way they can stay in college. The stakes were much higher for them, and it gave them an edge.”

The true and inspirational story is based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling nonfiction novel written by Daniel James Brown.

“There’s lots of times that the human spirit prevails over circumstances that it doesn’t seem it ought to be able to prevail over,” said Brown. “It reminds us what we’re capable of when we pull together”

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