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Ironmen Movie to Premiere at Kinnick Stadium In Need of Extras

Courtesy of Joe Heath


Generations of Iowans have been inspired by stories told about Nile Kinnick, Jr., winner of the 1939 Heisman Trophy. Now we’re going to have an opportunity to see Kinnick and the other members of his team on the big screen.

The film "The Ironmen" has been in the works for years, but now it’s close to becoming a reality. During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with author Tom Lidd. His novel Nile inspired the film.

Producer Joe Heath and best-selling novelist, prominent screenwriter and director Nicholas Meyer, who is fine-tuning the screenplay also join the converation. The plan is to shoot the film in Iowa City and host a movie premiere that may just set a world record.

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa