50 TO 1 Film to Launch Road Tour, 3/17
The cast and filmmakers of '50 to 1' will hit the road rock-star style on a cross- country tour beginning March 17 topromote the major motion picture's release, says the film's producer, director and co-writer Jim Wilson, Oscar®-winning producer of 'Dances withWolves.'
"We're bringing '50 to 1' to the people of America," Wilson says. "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.
Cast members joining the tour will be Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, 'Scream,' 'As Good As It Gets'), Christian Kane (Leverage, 'Friday Night Lights,''Secondhand Lions,' 'Just Married'), Todd Lowe (True Blood, 'The Princess Diaries,' Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez ('Machete,' 'The Longshots,''Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay'). Also on tour will be Wilson and co-producer, co-writer Faith Conroy. The real Mine That Bird will make special appearances along the tour.
"When was the last time Hollywood's leading men hopped on a bus and toured the country from town to town, introducing their film to the peopleof America?" Wilson says. "It's unprecedented."
"I'm extremely excited to hit the road with a film I'm very proud to be a part of," Ulrich says. "It seems fitting we'd be selling our wares from agypsy-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," Lowe says. "I'm looking forward to rolling intodifferent towns and shaking hands and kissing babies."
"Personally, I've always wanted to be a rock star," Conroy says. "And seriously, traveling across the country for weeks on end with a busload ofgorgeous cowboys? Sign me up!"
"I've done tours before. I'm excited!" Kane says. "It's old hat for me in the sense that when you love something so much, you will put 18 wheelsand lives in motion just to bring it into town and say, 'I hope you like this. I made this for you.'"
"It'll be a fun, fun road trip vacation for me, part of the dream-life I want to live," Perez says. "It's also an honor and I'm so fortunate to be a part of this adventure."