Over the past couple Lucas Oil Pro Motocross seasons, a Hollywood production crew has been working behind the scenes to make a dramatic film centered around motocross. The movie is called Bennett’s War, and it’s about to come to a theater near you.
The official summary of Bennett’s War’s goes like this: “After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer in order to support his family.” Directed by Alex Ranarivelo (American Wrestler, Dirt), the film stars Michael Roark (Magic Mike, Beauty and the Beast) as Marshall Bennett. Among the supporting cast are dozens of motocross racers and thousands of fans who attended a few recent rounds of the Pro Motocross series.
The idea for the film came from Lucas Oil’s own Kelli Gunn, according to Ali Afshar a Forrest Films producer and a supporting actor in the film. (Forrest Films is owned by Forrest Lucas, the namesake of both the studio and the oil company.)