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WATCH: Jon Voight playing Bear Bryant in 'Woodlawn' film trailer

CIRCA 1980'S: Head Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches play from the sideline during an NCAA football game circa early 1980's. Bryant coached at Alabama from 1958-82. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1980'S: Head Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches play from the sideline during an NCAA football game circa early 1980's. Bryant coached at Alabama from 1958-82. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight will be portraying former Alabama head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in a film entitled "Woodlawn." It opens in theaters on Oct. 16.

The picture focuses on the high school football scene in Birmingham during the early 1970's. With racial tensions running high, Woodlawn faced off against the Banks Jets in what would turn out to be the most-attended high school game in Alabama state history (an estimated 42,000 people).

Former Alabama player Caleb Castille is portraying running back Tony Nathan in the film. Nathan starred at Alabama, before going on to play for the Miami Dolphins.

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