Tim Tebow faith-based film ‘Run The Race’ acquired by Roadside Attractions

Indie film distributor Roadside Attractions announced on Monday that it is getting into business with former NFL quarterback an current New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow, acquiring U.S. rights to release his film “Run The Race.”

Tebow and brother Robby Tebow served as executive producers on the faith-based drama starring Tanner Stine (“Here and Now”), Evan Hoffer, Mykelti Williamson (“Fences”) and Frances Fisher (“Titanic”).

Roadside Attractions, partly owned by Lionsgate and Amblin Group, plans to release the film in theaters on Feb. 22, 2019.

“Run The Race” follows two young brothers with an unbreakable bond facing unbelievable odds. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach (Stine), an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship in the hopes of earning he and his brother, David (Hofer), a ticket out of town. But when a devastating injury sidelines Zach, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: Tim Tebow #83 of the New York Mets poses for a photo during photo days at First Data Field on February 21, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUG 13: Tim Tebow of the Mets at bat during the Florida State League game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Tampa Yankees on August 13, 2017, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUG 13: A Gators fan is all smiles as he captures a selfie with Tim Tebow of the Mets before the Florida State League game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Tampa Yankees on August 13, 2017, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KISSIMMEE, FL - JUL 21: Tim Tebow of the Mets throws the ball back into the infield during the Florida State League game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Florida Fire Frogs on July 21, 2017, at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
KISSIMMEE, FL - JUL 21: Tim Tebow of the Mets makes a catch in centerfield during the Florida State League game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Florida Fire Frogs on July 21, 2017, at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - JUNE 28: St. Lucie Mets Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) laughs with St. Lucie Mets Outfielder John Mora (4) on the field before the start of the second game of a double header MiLB minor league baseball game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the St. Lucie Mets at the First Data Field in Port St Lucie, Florida on June 28, 2017. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - JUNE 28: St. Lucie Mets Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) smiles as he signs autographs for fans in the stands before the start of the first game of a double header MiLB minor league baseball game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the St. Lucie Mets on June 28, 2017 at the First Data Field in Port St Lucie, Florida.. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - JUNE 28: St. Lucie Mets Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) laughs with a team mate in the dugout during the second game of a double header MiLB minor league baseball game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the St. Lucie Mets at the First Data Field in Port St Lucie, Florida on June 28, 2017. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - JUNE 28: St. Lucie Mets Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) smiles before batting during the first game of a double header MiLB minor league baseball game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the St. Lucie Mets on June 28, 2017 at the First Data Field in Port St Lucie, Florida.. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHARLESTON,SC - JUNE 17: Tim Tebow (15) of the Fireflies at bat during the minor league game between the Columbia Fireflies and the Charleston RiverDogs on June 17, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 20: Tim Tebow #97 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 20, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Mets 5-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 20: Tim Tebow (97) of the Mets at bat during the spring training game between the New York Mets and the Detroit Tigers on March 20, 2017 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PORT ST LUCIE, FL - MARCH 08: New York Mets Designated Hitter Tim Tebow (97) during a MLB spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets at Tradition Field in Port St Lucie, Florida on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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“I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer. I believe ‘Run The Race’ accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but them getting through it by supporting each other and their faith,” Tim Tebow said in a statement. “I hope those who see it can walk away with more faith, hope, and love.”

Earlier this year Roadside Attractions released the faith-based “I Can Only Imagine,” the highest grossing independent film of 2018, which grossed $83.5 million and with a budget of just $7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

“‘I Can Only Imagine,’ Roadside’s highest grossing film, affirmed that inspirational, quality faith-based stories can reach a huge, highly-valued audience,” said Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff in a statement.  “Tim and Robby Tebow are fantastic partners, and we believe their ‘Run The Race’ will be embraced as enthusiastically by audiences nationwide.”

Principal filming on “Run The Race” was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow, Bill Reeves of faith-based film marketing company WTA Group serves as an executive producer, along with Erik Weir, Trey Brunson, Joe Kosakowski and Erik Dellenback.

“Roadside Attractions’ experience with finding the right audiences for independent films makes them the perfect distribution partner for ‘Run The Race,'” Reeves said in a statement.

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