Jayhawkers: The Movie
Assistant Professor of Film Kevin Willmott and Lawrence producer Scott Richardson have written the screenplay for “Jayhawkers”, a film about the relationship of Wilt Chamberlain and former KU coach Phog Allen. Kansas men’s basketball player Justin Wesley, a junior, will portray Chamberlain.
Veteran character actor Kip Niven will portray Allen. Niven has appeared in many feature films such as “In Cold Blood”, “Earthquake” and Willmott’s “The Only Good Indian.”
The film follows the recruiting of Chamberlain by Allen and explores the impact Chamberlain’s presence had on the city of Lawrence. Filming will begin August 15, 2012 in Lawrence.