EXCLUSIVE: Production on the remarkable true story starring Vivica Fox is set to kick off in Dallas, Texas, on July 21.

Ty Walker of Tycor International Film Company produces with Kelly Gray, while former Carter High football player Arthur Muhammad directs from his screenplay about events that according to Walker inspired Friday Night Lights.

Carter High centres on the 1988 Carter High Cowboys, a formidable high school football team in Texas that overcame adversity to win the Texas State Championship.

However it is what happened after their championship season that rocked the world of sport.

Nine of the 18 Division 1 scholarship players went on to commit a string of robberies and every one was apprehended before the start of their freshman college season.

The cast includes Pooch Hall and David Banner and former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis serves as executive producer.