The dramatic film is based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the underdog 2009 Kentucky Derby winner who went into the race at 50-to-1 odds and emerged the winner. Now retired from racing, Mine That Bird followed up his Kentucky Derby win with a second place finish at the Preakness and a third place finish at Belmont.
50 to 1 will open in New Mexico on March 21st and Texas and Louisiana on April 4th. More cities will follow as it expands across the U.S.
“We’re bringing 50 to 1 to the people of America,” explained Wilson. “The group will travel in a tour bus from New Mexico to Kentucky, making stops in cities and towns along the way, mirroring the trip racehorse Mine That Bird took on his way to the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
“I’m extremely excited to hit the road with a film I’m very proud to be a part of,” said Ulrich. “It seems fitting we’d be selling our wares from a gypsy-like caravan, given the underdog nature of our story, and I’m hoping this journey answers three burning questions. One, are audiences tired of the blockbuster and ready to be uplifted by the values of hard work and integrity? Two, can we inspire our audiences to stick to their guns and do what they love at all costs? And three, does Christian snore louder than Todd?”
“Man, this almost feels like we’re carnies or something. Or an old whistle-stop political campaign,” added Lowe. “I’m looking forward to rolling into different towns and shaking hands and kissing babies.”
And Kane said, “I’ve done tours before. I’m excited! It’s old hat for me in the sense that when you love something so much, you will put 18 wheels and lives in motion just to bring it into town and say, ‘I hope you like this. I made this for you.'”
For more details on the film and the tour, visit 50 to 1‘s official website. To request a tour stop in your city, email [email protected] with the subject line: 50 to 1 Movie Tour. Include your first and last name, town, state, and zip code in the body of the email.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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