CK Talent Management announced today that former NFL Football and Rugby Player Corey Knox will appear in the Brian Banks Movie. Knox is a former NFL player with the Buffalo Bills and recently played with Queensbury ARLFC a Rugby Team in the UK.
Brian Banks movie centers on the titular high-school football player who was committed to USC by his junior year. His life was upended in 2002 when falsely accused of rape. Despite maintaining his innocence, he was railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. With the help of the California Innocence Project, his conviction was overturned in 2012 and he achieved his NFL dream with the Atlanta Falcons’ pre-season squad in 2013.
The movie will be Directed by Tom Shadyac, the project is Shadyac's first directorial project since Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty, released in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine and As Good As it Gets) will play Justin Brooks, Banks Attorney with the Innocence Project and Aldis Hodge has already signed on to play Brian Banks (Straight Outta Compton and Hidden Figures).
Knox will be part of a group of select group of former and current NFL Players that will make up the football players that Banks plays with during the film. Knox will work on this film to provide realistic plays similar to the games that Banks played in during the years the film is supposed to take place. Principle filming takes place in Mid-October.
Knox is represented by CK Talent Management, Inc.
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