Hurricane Season Synopsis
Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney B. Vance along with rising stars Robbie Jones, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Jarod Einsohn and Lil’ Wayne star in “Hurricane Season,” the exciting true story of an unlikely group of high school basketball champions who - in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - learn the true meaning of survival. Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four) directs.
Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans basketball coach assembles a disparate team of players from those left behind and those who held out against the flood. In this exciting story based on true events, coach Al Collins (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) – a devoted husband and father driven by past failures and a consuming desire to win – empowers his team to ‘never say die’ as they fight their way to the state championship.
Rising stars Robbie Jones, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Jarod Einsohn and Lil’ Wayne star opposite Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker in “Hurricane Season,” directed by Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four). Based on exciting true events, “Hurricane Season” tells the story of New Orleans high-school basketball coach Al Collins who, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, brings together a team of players and – with their fellow survivors cheering the team on - leads them all the way to the state championships.
- Tim Story.....Director
- Forest Whitaker.....Al Collins
- Taraji P. Henson.....Dayna Collins
- Bonnie Hunt.....Principal
- Courtney B. Vance.....Mr. Randolph
- Isaiah Washington.....Coach Simmons
- Lil' Wayne.....Lamont