Forrester Star Finds The Express


Finding Forrester star Rob Brown has been cast as the lead opposite Dennis Quaid in Universal Pictures’ The Express.

Brown will play Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win a Heisman Trophy. The athlete, raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, never got to play in the NFL; he was diagnosed with leukemia after being drafted. Quaid plays his hard-nosed coach, Ben Schwartzwalder, who served as a surrogate father.

Gary Fleder is directing and John Davis producing.