Out in UK cinemas today is Champions, the Bobby Farelly-directed feel-good movie starring Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin, and Matt Cook. The underdog story is a remake of Javier Fesser’s 2018 film Campeones, and we were invited to talk to the cast and crew about the new film. Sarah Cook asks the questions.
Firstly we sit down with the wonderful Ernie Hudson who told us about goofing around with Woody Harrelson on set & the story of the coach who inspired him.
Then we caught up with Champions producer Paul Brooks who talked about discovering the original film, finding the perfect cast & why we love an underdog story
A heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.