*Taraji P. Henson has been cast in the Gyre Entertainment sports drama “From the Rough.”

The story is inspired by Dr. Catana Starks, the first female head coach of an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Henson would play Cassandra Turner, a fictionalized version of Starks.

In the film, Turner uses a successful stint as coach of the women’s swim team at a historically black college to help her get support to build the men’s golf team. With available black players scarce, shce scours Europe, Australia and Asia to construct a uniquely multi-racial team.

Pierre Bagley directs and produces from a script by Michael A. Critelli. Shooting begins off early October in New Orleans.

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