Franco Harris signs on as Executive Producer for the Mike Webster Biopic Whatever It Takes

May 04, 2015, 11:53 ET from Posse Films

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Posse Films, the production company behind the motion picture based on legendary Steelers center Mike Webster has announced today that Steeler great, Franco Harris, will join the team as an Executive Producer.

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"We are thrilled and blessed to have Franco Harris on our team. He is a legend in Pittsburgh and throughout the NFL community," stated Travis Cloyd, President of Posse Films. "In the world of football Mike Webster was at the 'center' of one of the greatest teams in NFL history. His accomplishments on and off the field are important to tell and we are looking forward to sharing this with you in our film," said Franco Harris, Executive Producer. Franco Harris was a teammate of Mike Webster from 1974-1983 when they won 4 Super Bowls in 6 years and combined for 13 Pro Bowls. Both are in the Hall of Fame and both were major reasons why the team was dominant in the 1970s.

"After football, Mike Webster's place in this world is a entirely different story. His story captured national attention and brought the topic of concussions to the forefront. In our film Mike will show a pattern of behavior which has become all too familiar, but the story will inspire all of us to recognize this condition and to explore ways to make things better," Mr. Harris said.

The movie titled, 'Whatever It Takes: The Mike Webster Story,' covers the life of Mike Webster and the struggles he experienced post career caused by Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Randall R. Benson, M.D. who teamed with the Webster family and then Posse Films to push this project forward said, "Franco encouraged me from the start of this project.  He loved Mike for what he brought to the team and what he fought for post football.  Franco's life after football has squarely been about promoting health in the community.  Franco Harris has a history of compassion and loyalty for people. In short, we are honored and grateful for Franco Harris becoming part of our team."

SOURCE Posse Films