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The Perfect Game hits theaters on August 8

Emilie de Ravin plays a reluctant reporter in the forthcoming movie from Lionsgate Entertainment entitled “The Perfect Game” which hits theaters on August 8, 2008.

The movie is based on a true story.

Imdb.com summary:

In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. These kids, led by their priest and a down-and-out former major leaguer embark on a journey through the southern US and up into Williamsport, PA for the Championship game. They encountered many adversities including nearly being deported and the bigotry that wouldn’t allow them into certain restaurants or travel on certain buses. They never lost their faith and eventually captured the hearts of both nations. This is a heart-warming inspirational story in the tradition of “Rudy”, “Hoosiers”, “Coach Carter” or “Friday Night Lights”.

An article about the movie has been published on the Major League Baseball website: Little Leaguers make waves