In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, making a football film with actors who can’t play football, and a blockbuster movie co-starring someone who’d not acted before.
Escape To Victory saw Sylvester Stallone learning to be a goalkeeper and a chunk of Ipswich Town Football Club learning to be actors. With the director of The African Queen watching on.
The Bodyguard saw Whitney Houston help Kevin Costner with singing, and Costner helping Houston with acting. It’d result in one of the biggest films of all time.
Stories of both are told in this episode.
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