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[TRAILER] Mo McRae Stars in the NFL and Veteran Drama MVP

Mo McRae stars in MVP

Mo McRae stars in MVP, which is based on the true story of the formation of Merging Vets & Players (MVP), co-founded by Nate Boyer with Jay Glazer. The film will be released in (limited) theaters on September 14th.

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MVP takes place on the streets of Hollywood and centers on the growing friendship between a struggling recently retired NFL player (McRae) and a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD (Nate Boyer). The movie reveals the common challenges faced by military veterans and professional athletes adjusting to a new life once the uniform comes off. With their ‘glory days’ behind them, the two men bond in search of real purpose and identity.

The film also stars Talia Jackson, Christina Ochoa, and Dina Shihabi. With appearances by Tom Arnold, Rich Eisen, Vietnam veteran Dan Lauria, and former professional athletes Randy Couture, Tony Gonzalez, Howie Long, Jarrod Bunch and Michael Strahan.

Boyer, who is a U.S. Army Green Beret veteran and former NFL player makes his directorial debut with the film.

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The film comes from FilmRise and will be accompanied by a fundraising campaign from the GNC Live Well Foundation for Boyer’s nonprofit organization, Merging Vets & Players, after which the film is named.

Executive produced by Sylvester Stallone, “MVP” is based on the true story of the formation of Merging Vets & Players, which Boyer co-founded with Jay Glazer with the aim of empowering and connecting combat veterans and former professional athletes, providing them with a new team to assist with transition to civilian life and promote personal development.

The film will premiere in 34 cities, including every NFL market, with a theatrical on demand event via Gathr Films. If you are looking to book a screening at your film or school or for tickets, visit Film Rise’s website

“MVP” also features the original song “Work4It” written and performed by Wiz Khalifa. Balboa Production partners Stallone and Braden Aftergood executive produce alongside Jerry C. Craig, Glazer, McRae, Joe Newcomb, and Shanna and Rob Schanen. Charles Berg, Boyer, Nicholas Gibeault, Weston Scott Higgins, and Jared Hoffman are producers.

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