Nate Boyer, the Green Beret turned NFL player turned actor and director, has released the trailer for his drama. most valuable Player.
The film, which opens in theaters in a limited release beginning September 14, is based on the true story of the formation of the nonprofit organization Merging Vets & Players, founded by Boyer and Jay Glazer, whose goal is to connect combat veterans and former professional athletes to help and support them in the transition to civilian life.
the synopsis of most valuable Player says, “The film takes place on the streets of Hollywood and centers on the growing friendship between a recently retired NFL player (Mo McRae) and a homeless veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (Boyer). The film reveals the common challenges faced by military veterans and professional athletes adjusting to a new life once out of uniform. With their ‘glory days’ behind them, the two men come together in search of true purpose and identity.”
Talia Jackson, Christina Ochoa and Dina Shihabi also star in the film. Tom Arnold, Rich Eisen, Vietnam veteran Dan Lauria and former professional athletes Randy Couture, Tony Gonzalez, Howie Long, Jarrod Bunch and Michael Strahan also appear at the show. For the drama, Wiz Khalifa wrote and performed the original song “Work4It”.
Sylvester Stallone executive produced the film, which hails from FilmRise, GNC Live Well Foundation and Boyer’s Merging Vets & Players. Charles Berg, Boyer, Nicholas Gibeault, Weston Scott Higgins and Jared Hoffman are producing the feature film. Along with Stallone, executive producers include Balboa Production’s Braden Aftergood, Jerry C. Craig, Glazer, McRae, Joe Newcomb and Shanna and Rob Schanen.
Boyer said in a statement: “Like the two main characters in the film, many of us wrestle with personal struggles and search for that purpose, identity and a community that we feel we belong to. We hope the release of this film will elevate that conversation with audiences everywhere, helping veterans and former athletes alike understand that no matter what happens, we’ve got your back!”
GNC’s Josh Burris added, “MVP highlights the very real struggles combat veterans and retiring professional athletes face as they transition back into everyday life. We are committed to supporting the military community and working with FilmRise and its distribution partners to share this important film with a national audience is part of that dedication.”
In addition to the theatrical run, the GNC Live Well Foundation will sponsor a benefit movie screening tour featuring Boyer, along with local veterans and athletes, taking place during the 2022-23 NFL season.
Watch the trailer for most valuable Player down.