Retelling Stories in Texas

By Mandi Dietz

Texas, and specifically Parker County, recently became the backdrop for two films, Twelve Mighty Orphans and The Chosen.

The Lone Star State is the gift that keeps giving, from vast, diverse landscape, historic cowboy culture and genuine people to football and a resilient and determined spirit—two aspects behind the inspiring true story, Twelve Mighty Orphans, a reality-turned book and soon movie starring Texas-born Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen.

October through November, filming of TMO brought bright lights nearly each night and masses of crew crowding to the Texas Pythian Home in Weatherford. The excitement wrapped by Thanksgiving, and as the dust settles, we wait for the highly anticipated flick showcasing a legendary Texas story plus local setting and community members cast as actors and extras.

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