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Lee Thompson Young

Friday Night Lights

6 Oct, 2004

Based on H.G. Bissingers best selling tale, Young plays Chris Commer, a football player for the Permian Panthers in a small town in Odessa, Texas.  This drama is about a town’s obsession with their football team’s journey to fulfill their destiny and dreams during the 1988 season. Billy Bob Thornton plays Coach Gary Gaines. Co-starring Derek Luke and Lucas Black.

I had never played football before so they sent me the script and I was like, I don’t even know who I play.  But that character is perfect for me in so many ways. He’s like third string and he comes in to play. You know, it’s my first movie so it’s kind of like getting the chance to do something great.

Friday Night Lights (2004) movie trailer