Perfect Game, The

Based on the extraordinary true story of the 1957 Monterrey Industrials Little League team, “The Perfect Game” is an inspiring and heartwarming tale of faith and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.

Lionsgate will release “The Perfect Game” in theaters nationwide on August 8, 2008.

In 1957, in the poverty-stricken town of Monterrey, Mexico, a barefooted, rag-tag group of boys discovers the joys of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, a failed U.S. minor league ballplayer. Dreaming of playing a real Little League game, the young teammembers defy disapproving parents, bigotry, and an utter lack of resources to score their first Little League victory on U.S. soil only to find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Relying on their religious faith and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them from southern Texas all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.

THE PERFECT GAME stars Clifton Collins Jr. (BABEL, CAPOTE, Cheech Marin (GRINDHOUSE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, SPY KIDS), Emilie De Ravin (Lost, THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Bruce McGill (ELIZABETHTOWN, CINDERALLA MAN, COLLATERAL) and Mexican telenovela star-singer-model, Patricia Manterola.

Among the young cast are Moises Arias (Disney Channels Hannah Montana, NACHO LIBRE), Jake T. Austin (Nickelodeons Go Diego Go), Jansen Panettiere (ROBOTS, ICE AGE: MELTDOWN), and Alfredo Rodriguez (GOAL, GOAL II).

Written by W. William Winokur, “The Perfect Game” is directed by William Dear (“Wild America,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Harry and the Hendersons”) and produced by David Slazberg, Christian Tureaud, Mark Koch, Daniel de Liege, W. William Winokur and Michael Gallant.

Running time: TBD

Rating: Not yet rated