Meet the Real Ray McElrathbey Behind Disney's True Story 'Safety'

Safety movie Disney Plus interview

Now streaming on Disney+ is SAFETY, the real-life story of Clemson University football SAFETY Ray McElrathbey played by Jay Reeves who secretly smuggled his 11-year old brother Fahmarr portrayed by Thaddeus J. Mixson into the dorm rooms while playing college football at Clemson University. He was willing to choose his brother over his athletic career but the college community eventually rallied around him and his young brother. The cast and director Reginald Hudlin talked about the film over a Zoom conference. CineMovie had the opportunity to ask Jay and Ray about this endearing story.

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SAFETY is a drama inspired by the empowering story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey (Jay Reeves), a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose dedication and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities. Aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, he succeeds on the field while simultaneously raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson).

James Badge Dale (IRON MAN 3, WORLD WAR Z), Matthew Glave (THE WEDDING SINGER), Corinne Foxx and Hunter Sansone also star.

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