Movie Casting Draws Hundreds

Posted: March 17, 2013 at 2:44 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Chris Counts of Conway fills out information before auditioning for the lead role of Brandon Burlsworth during a casting call for the movie, "Greater," which chronicles the life the former University of Arkansas football player, Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Counts said he was wearing his glasses and singing karaoke with friends when it was suggested he come to Fayetteville to audition.

Matthew Morgan, a local casting director, said he’s looking to cast people who are courteous, humble and confident in the movie, “Greater.”

The Movie

The movie “Greater,” tells the story of Brandon Burlsworth, who was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1996 to 1998. He joined the team as a walk-on and eventually became an All-American. Burlsworth graduated from the University of Arkansas with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He was the first Razorback football player to complete a master’s degree before playing in his final game. Shortly after graduating, he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

Source: Brandon Burlsworth Foundation

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