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‘The Senior’: Michael Chiklis To Portray “The Rudy Of The Boomer Generation” In Football Drama Based On True Story

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Chiklis (The Shield) has signed on to star in The Senior, a football drama that Rod Lurie (The Outpost, The Last Castle) is directing from a screenplay by Bob Eisele (The Great Debaters), which is entering production in Texas this fall.The film is based on the true story of Mike Flynt (Chiklis) who, 37 years ago, was kicked off his collegiate football team for an altercation with another teammate.

Now at 59, Mike continues to carry that burden. But when he learns he still has a year of eligibility, he decides to go back to school to get his degree and try out for the team to redeem his past.

As he puts on the pads one more time, Mike slowly starts to earn the respect of his much younger teammates, ultimately leading him

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