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Chucky Mullins movie being filmed in the Metro

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Filming began Tuesday in Brandon for a movie about former Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins.

Mullins suffered a tragic injury in 1989 during a game against Vanderbilt and died 3 years later. More than 100 members of the production crew had cameras rolling for a scene on Shiloh Road. Local extras poured off a Ridgeland High School bus.    

"We've never done anything like this," one student said with a smile.

The script calls for Ridgeland's cheerleaders and band members to portray Ole Miss students welcoming Mullins back to his home after hospitalization.

"We'll be standing in front of the house and representing Ole Miss's band."

The producer says "It's Time" will be true to Chucky Mullins spirit. 

"The story is so powerful and he was a powerful individual," said Brad Gaines on the set Tuesday.

Gaines, a wide receiver for the Commodores was hit by Mullins, a hit that instantly paralyzed the player. Mullins died in 1991. He talked to us about the deep friendship he developed with Mullins after the injury.

"He had this something that resonates in all of us, it really does," said Gaines. "He's one of those few people that can command that."

To this day that bond remains alive. Yearly Gaines visits Mullins grave site. . 
   
"It's hard," said Gaines. "One of the times will be this Friday and that's the anniversary of the accident. There are three days that I go that I don't miss."

The other two days are the day Mullins died, and Christmas in honor of his friend.

Gaines says the movie is filled with memorable "life lessons." 

"It shows us from the beginning and unfortunately at the end of Chucky's life," said Gaines. "But as a parent, you look for those teaching moments for your kids." 

"It's Time" is expected to hit the big screen in the fall of 2017. 

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