Katy, TX (June 17, 2013) Who says that a reunion has to take place at a park pavilion with a picnic lunch. This is a strange reunion of sorts as it’s not all the family getting together to reminisce old stories, although I’m sure some really great stories will be shared. This is a reunion 52 years in the making. This is a reunion of then child star Jerry Naill and the Classic movie he played in, â€œTomboy And The Champâ€.
Jerry Naill found his true calling early in his life.. He discovered music as a child and a Star was born.. He was cast in the 1961 classic movie “Tomboy And The Champ”. Not only did Jerry have a singing part in the film, but he also had the opportunity to record six songs for the movie’s soundtrack.
The original cast starred Ben Johnson, Rex Allen, and Candy Moore.
Beth Roose Films has taken on the task to remake this wonderful Christian Family Film. In the remake Eden Wood steps up to the plate as the Star, Tommy Jo Lane. Hollywood Western Star Ed Faulkner steps into the shoes of Ben Johnson and Nashville’s Southern Gospel favorite Ian Owens steps in Jess Kirkpatrick’s role as Parson Dan. You will love the ever funny Hee Haw and Country/Gospel Star LuLu Roman in the role of Grandma.
Beth Roose said â€œI can’t resist bringing Jerry into the role of Mr. Stockton in the remake. While Katy native, Jerry may not be singing in the remake, his presence will be a wonderful addition to the cast.â€
As in the original, the remake will showcase the county Future Farmers of America as well as the warmth of family, friends and community.
“Tomboy and the Champ” is a much needed film in today’s negative, violent, and sexual oriented
films released in the market today. Principle photography will start July 23rdÂ in Katy, Texas.