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The Longshots, A Movie Based on Joliet Girl's Life, Opens Friday

By Jacy Wojcik in News on Aug 20, 2008 9:16PM

8_20_2008_chicagoist_thelongshots.jpgJasmine Plummer has the best excuse out of all her classmates for missing the first few days of school at Joliet West High School- she's in Los Angeles shopping, dining, riding in limos and attending the premiere of The Longshots, a movie based on her life. When Plummer was 11 years-old she made Pop Warner youth football history when she became the first girl quarterback to lead a Junior Pee Wee team to national competition as quarterback for the Harvey Colts. Keke Palmer (of Akeelah and the Bee fame) will play Jasmine and Ice Cube (of NWA fame) will play her uncle/coach based on Fred Johnson her uh, uncle and coach. The film is written by Nick Santora (Prison Break, Law & Order) and is directed by Fred Durst. Yep, Limp Bizkit Fred Durst. Awesome.

The Longshots opens Friday nationwide. Jasmine, our new local heroine, hopes the movie will give her a better look at colleges as she hopes to play basketball at a "good school." [S-T]