You may watch below the official trailer of Spirit of the Game (aka Mormons Yankees), the upcoming biography drama movie written and directed by Darran Scott and starring Aaron Jakubenko,Anna McGahan,Wade Briggs, Kevin Sorbo, Cameron Caulfield, Nicholas Denton, Mark Mitchell, Denise Roberts, Emilie Cocquerel, Ben Prendergast, and Neil Melville:
SPIRIT OF THE GAME
“In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of Mormon missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.”
There’s also a film poster, take a look below:
The faith of a few inspired a nation.
A true story.
So Mormons don’t like dancing but still play basketball?
The release date of the movie Spirit of the Game is set to October 7, 2016.
Update – A longer plot synopsis:
It’s 1956 and twenty-year-old Delyle Condie is on top of the world. MVP of his college basketball team (University of Utah) and engaged to Emily, his high school sweetheart, life is looking pretty good. That is, until the second round of the NCAA tournament. Midway through the most important game of his life, Emily unexpectedly breaks off her engagement to Delyle. Heartbroken, Delyle makes the spontaneous decision to quit basketball and embark on a mission for his church. His destination: Melbourne, Australia. A city gripped with Olympic fever, Delyle’s first encounters with the Aussies are not encouraging. He struggles to maintain his spirits when faced with the indifference of the locals, but when an opportunity arises to help train Australia’s first Olympic basketball team, Delyle sees his chance to connect with them. His passion leads to the formation of the Mormon Yankees basketball team, and in the run up to the Games, fierce competition with the French leads to a bloody rematch, through which Delyle and his Yankees are able to prove their faith – and their mettle – to the world.