The inspirational story of Cory Weissman, the
Gettysburg College basketball player who suffered a stroke during
his first year on campus, only to return to the court for one
extraordinary moment during his senior year, will be coming to the
silver screen. Shooting for the movie 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman
Story will begin on campus in October.
Read the official movie announcement release below.
1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story signs Wizards of Waverly Place star Davis Henrie, Beau Bridges and Jean Louisa Kelly for lead roles
Independent Film Chronicles True Story of Gettysburg College Basketball Player's Dramatic Return To The Court After Catastrophic Stroke; Production Commences October 2 on Historic Pennsylvania Campus
Six-Time Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval To Compose Score
David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) will play the lead in 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but through determination and an indomitable spirit returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year. The chances of him surviving the stroke at all were bleak. The odds of him returning to the court were astronomical. Multiple Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Descendants) stars as the Gettysburg College basketball coach George Petrie and Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland’s Opus, Yes, Dear) plays Cory’s mother Tina, a physical therapist who became her son’s partner in a long recovery.
Legendary trumpet player and six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who won an Emmy for the score to the HBO film of his own life story, For Love or Country (starring Andy Garcia), will compose and record the score for the film.