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Devon Franklin talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his new film, Woodlawn, the faith based film that tells the story of Tony Nathan, a star running back for Birmingham’s Woodlawn Colonels football team who went on to play at the University of Alabama and for the Miami Dolphins.


The film depicts how a spiritual revival broke out among the Woodlawn football team that spread to other schools and through the city, helping bring profound racial unity to Birmingham.

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Woodlawn debuted in theaters October 16 and brought in $4.1 million opening weekend.

“We beat our industry expectations by double and we got an A+ score. We’re just excited that the movie is doing well,” Franklin said.

On playing a Pastor in the film:

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“It wasn’t that far of a stretch. This is the first time I’ve ever been in front of the camera as an actor. So it was scary. What really helped me was that I had my incredible wife there so she gave me some acting help.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

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