ABILENE, Texas — A movie is being shot in Abilene starting this week.
Crews were filming the movie "Brother's Keeper" at the Abilene Zoo Monday morning.
More than 1,200 locals have signed up to be extras for football scenes in the coming days, and they're still looking for more to sign up.
The plot of the movie centers around Abilene High School's 2009 state championship team.
The film crew arrived to Abilene on Sunday and will be shooting for eleven days.
"These first two days have been really great so far," said Todd Randall, the movie's director. "We're all feeling good. The crew's feeling good. You know film making us usually a lot of long days, but my crew is just phenomenal. My cast is great, and the town of Abilene has been so supportive of what we're doing. We just can't thank those people enough."
There will be a director's cut premiere in Abilene March 30th.
The full-length movie will be released nationwide this fall.
If anyone would like to sign up as an extra, they can do so here.