Clifton Collins Jr. Plays Perfect Game

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Clifton Collins Jr. is starring in indie feature The Perfect Game, which Prelude Pictures is producing, reports Variety. Cheech Marin, Emilie de Ravin, Lou Gossett Jr., Bruce McGill and Patricia Manterola round out the cast.

William Dear (Angels in the Outfield) is directing the film from a script by W. William Winokur.

Collins plays former baseball player Cesar Faz, who returns home to Mexico, defeated by the racism of the Major Leagues. He coaches a local youth league team, leading them all the way to the Little League World Series.

The film, set in 1957 and based on a true story, begins Los Angeles shooting June 15. Mexico shoots are already completed.