EXCLUSIVE: Charles Dutton has joined Play Now Enterprises and Tycor International Film Company’s true-life story of the high school American football team.

Dutton will play the coach to 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.

Former Carter High player Arthur Muhammad wrote the screenplay and has begun shooting Carter High in Texas.

As previously announced, the cast includes Vivica Fox as the coach’s wife, Pooch Hall and David Banner. Reginald C Hayes also stars.

Ty Walker, founder and CEO of Tycor International Film Company, produces with Kelly Gray, while former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis serves as executive producer.