BATON ROUGE – More than a dozen cameras captured each play in Death Valley from the sidelines Saturday as the Tigers took on the Tennessee Volunteers.
It’s an usual gameday sight, but this time, there was an extra camera rolling on Mike the particular Tiger. A crew followed the famous feline, filming a movie called ‘The Mascot. ‘
“I think it’s really cool, because it is such an electric and fun environment to be in inside the stadium. There’s no place like Dying Valley, obviously, so it’s cool, ” one LSU student said.
And what better place is there for the film compared to LSU?
“It’s great exposure for LSU. I also think that it’s pretty cool that will they’re going to make a biopic or something out of like a mascot, ” another LSU student said.
The movie will feature Paul and the particular LSU football team. Writer and director Matthew Perkins says it can a sports comedy about a star quarterback who loses his scholarship and could only land a spot as the mascot. Mike the Tiger will be played by Casey Cott.
“LSU football has a worldwide following, so in order to make LSU football a star associated with the movie would be incredibly beneficial for the particular university, for that team, for your city, inch said Katie Pryor, executive director of Film Baton Rouge.
Kendrick didn’t attend LSU but says he was the mascot with regard to the University of Georgia in the particular early 2000s, and that’s where he got his inspiration for the movie.
There is not a set date regarding when the movie will be complete, but Perkins says it will become sometime within 2023.
Listen to Perkins’ interview with TALK 107. 3 here.