Cobb Hollywood 16 Theatre in Tuscaloosa will roll out the red carpet for a movie mixing faith, fights and romance and featuring two American Christian Academy grads.

Authentic fight scenes and local Tuscaloosa haunts take center stage in ‘The Fight Within,’ a limited release from GVN Releasing.

The film’s stars, John Major Davis and Matt Leddo, attended high school together at American Christian Academy and even played on the same football team. But they barely knew one another and rarely spoke. Now after months of training together for the film’s fight scenes, the two have become fast friends.

The film follows Logan Chandler (John Major Davis), a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts. Logan leaves the ring when his gym-owner father dies while training him. He finds romance with a young woman of deep faith (Lelia Symington) and he seeks to overcome his troubled past and build a new life. Logan's new faith is then tested when a local MMA professional (Matt Leddo), whose only losing fight was to Logan, forces him back into the cage.

The red carpet world premier of 'The Fight Within' will take place at Cobb Hollywood 16 Theatre and IMAX on Thursday, August 11th.

Here is the schedule of the day's events:

  • 2 pm—Media check-in
  • 2:15 pm—Red-carpet arrivals
  • 2:45 pm—Guest welcomed, film begins
  • 4:45 pm—Cast & crew Q&A
  • 5 pm—Reception