Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey, right, listens as fellow actor David Strathairn speaks during a news conference on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Keith Albee Theatre in Huntington, W.Va. McConaughey is in Huntington to film a movie depicting the tragic 1970 plane crash that claimed 75 lives including the Marshall football team. McConaughey will portray Jack Lengyel, the first head coach following the crash. Strathairn will portray the university's president.
Gallery: Filming of "We Are Marshall" from 2006
Jul. 23, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
In 2006, the Tri-State was invaded by Hollywood.
For weeks, residents were able to watch some filming take place for "We Are Marshall," as well as running into actors about and out.
Filming began April 3, 2006, in Huntington and concluded in Atlanta on June 21, 2006.
The Warner Bros. production is an inspirational drama based on the true story of Marshall's and Huntington's efforts to rebound from the tragic plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970.