Rob Brown Takes The Express Lane

Rob Brown (“Finding Forrester,” “Take the Lead”) has been cast as the lead opposite Dennis Quaid in Universal’s “The Express” reports Variety.

Brown will play Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win a Heisman Trophy. The athlete, raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, never got to play in the NFL; he was diagnosed with leukemia after being drafted.

Quaid plays his hard-nosed coach, Ben Schwartzwalder, who served as a surrogate father. Gary Fleder is directing and John Davis producing.