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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"The Mulligan Movie," Starring Pat Boone, Wraps Production

A faith-based golf picture, it is being billed as "a parable of second chances."

Pat Boone (seated) and Eric Close (foreground) shooting a scene during production. Image: "The Mulligan Movie."

Drawing it's title from a well-known golf-term denoting a chance to redo a poor shot, The Mulligan Movie blends that phenomenon into life and the second chance Believers get through the saving grace of redemption in Christ. In the film, lead actor Eric Close (Nashville and the faith-based movie Indivisible) plays a successful businessman whose personal life is falling apart until he meets the character played by Pat Boone, a former golf pro - known as the Old Pro - who helps to mentor him.

Based on a book by the same name, the film was shot over the last month in Georgia and used both faculty and students from Liberty University - a Christian school in Lynchburg, VA - as part of the crew. In addition to Boone, several other Believers round out the principal cast, including Tanya Christiansen and Nancy Stafford, and they'll be joined by some big names from the golf world as well: professional player Tom Lehman and top-flight broadcast announcer Jim Nantz.

In a recent social media post, Boone, who turns 87 in a couple weeks, jokingly says he's perfect for the role of the Old Pro because he's been "practicing the 'old' part for some time." A devout man of faith who has "loved golf" his whole life, Boone feels the do-over concept of a Mulligan is particularly applicable in a Christian context.

"Jesus is the one who created the game of life and He can grant you a do-over, or Mulligan, a second chance."

We said, Mr. Boone. The Mulligan Movie now heads to post-production for editing, color correction, music scoring, et cetera. Producers plan to release it some time in 2022 and Christian Film Blog will keep you up to date as information becomes available.


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