According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee David Strathairn is going from the television studio to the football field. The Good Night and Good Luck star is joining Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox in McG's untitled Marshall University football project for Warner Bros. Pictures. Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk is producing along with McG and his Wonderland Sound & Vision shingle.

The movie revolves around the events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia-based Marshall football team, along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters.