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Kurt Russell is returning to the movie scrimmage line by taking a role as a football coach in Freedom Films' 'Touchback,' which centers on a small-town farmer who looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Don Handfield is writing and directing. Brian Presley plays the ex-football player, Melanie Lynskey will play his wife and Christine Lahti will play his mother.

Filming begins this week in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kurt Russell is returning to the movie scrimmage line by taking a role as a football coach in Freedom Films' 'Touchback,' which centers on a small-town farmer who looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Don Handfield is writing and directing. Brian Presley plays the ex-football player, Melanie Lynskey will play his wife and Christine Lahti will play his mother.

Filming begins this week in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to The Hollywood Reporter.