After a plane crash takes the lives of most of Marshall University’s football team, new coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) must rally the surviving players and a grieving community to victory in this inspiring drama based on actual events. The film follows Lengyel and his assistant coach (Matthew Fox) as they try to renew Marshall’s football program and help the close-knit West Virginia town of Huntington find new hope.
Joseph McGinty Nichol (born August 9, 1968), better known as McG, is an American director and producer of film and television, as well as a former record producer.
He began his career in the music industry, directing music videos and producing various albums. He later rose to prominence with his first film, Charlie’s Angels, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a directorial debut at the time. Since then, he has directed three other films, including Terminator Salvation, and has executive produced numerous television programs, such as The O.C., Chuck, and Supernatural.
McG also owns a production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, founded in 2001, which has overseen the production of the films and television shows he has worked on since Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. —Wikipedia