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We were joined on the Popternative show by Colin Ford (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) to discuss the upcoming biographical sports drama, The Hill, coming to theaters on August 25th. Directed by Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point), the film also stars Dennis Quaid (On a Wing and a Prayer), Joelle Carter (Justified), country music singer-songwriter Randy Houser, with Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard) and Scott Glenn (The Leftovers).
The Hill Synopsis
Growing up impoverished in small-town Texas, young Rickey Hill (Colin Ford) shows an extraordinary ability for hitting a baseball, despite being burdened by leg braces from a degenerative spinal disease. His stern, pastor father (Dennis Quaid) discourages Rickey from playing baseball to protect him from injury, and to have him follow in his footsteps and become a preacher. As a young man, Rickey becomes a baseball phenomenon. His desire to participate in a try-out for a legendary major league scout divides the family and threatens Rickey’s dream of playing professional baseball.
In our interview, Colin talks about preparing to portray Rickey Hill and the kind of research he did for the role, as well as working alongside Dennis Quaid. He also discusses how the film centers on baseball, but is about so much more than that. Watch the conversation below.
*This interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike.