It’s not Dwayne Johnson or Arnold. It’s not Rob Gronkowski. Instead, former LSU head football coach Les Miles is set to star in a soon-to-be released motion picture focusing on the 1986 Challenger explosion that cost the lives of five NASA specialists and two others.
Miles stars with Dean Cain and has a featured role in the film.
In fact, Miles is listed right there among the biggest stars for what promises to be a B-movie.
why yes, that is former LSU coach Les Miles getting fourth-billing in a Dean Cain movie about the Challenger disaster pic.twitter.com/e48NINkULa
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) January 25, 2019
This has to be the oddest pairing since the Dragon and Donkey from Shrek.
Even then, Miles seemed to have a ton of fun with it.
“It was so fun. I am one of the NASA chiefs,” the former LSU head coach told The Advocate. “The engineers came to the chief and to the other contracting companies and said, ‘Wait to launch.’ They said, ‘We’re not going to.’ The engineers were right.”
Monday represented the 33-year anniversary of the tragedy America’s then-children watched in school as teacher Christa McAuliffe perished with six of her colleagues.
Let’s hope Miles and Co. can do their sacrifice justice with a surprisingly good movie.
The 65-year-old Miles served as LSU’s head coach from 2005-16 — leading the program to a national championship and seven 10-win seasons. He was just recently hired to be the new head football coach at Kansas.