Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey performs push-ups with a football on Saturday, June 10, 2006, prior to filming sequences of "We Are Marshall" at Herndon Stadium at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. The movie depicts the fight to maintain Marshall's football program following the 1970 plane crash that claimed 75 lives, including Marshall football players, coaches, community members and flight crew. McConaughey portray Marshall head football coach Jack Lengyel.
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.