Oscar-winning actor William Hurt will be part of a movie about Granite City later this year. He's signed on to play the head coach of Granite City High's 1940 basketball team that won the Illinois state championship. KDSK reports the movie called "Boys of Lincoln Place" is set to film in Granite City in September.
Hurt was also the star of a movie called “The Big Brass Ring” that filmed in Alton and St. Louis in the late 1990’s.
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