Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has a lot of ties to famous people. His dad is the founder of FedEx and a former minority owner in the team that is now known as the Washinton Commanders, and his sister-in-law is the sister to Michael Oher whose life was chronicled in the hit movie “The Blind Side.”
Oh, and his sister, who sadly passed away in 2005, was a photographer who was featured in “National Geographic” and has an annual award named after her, and his brother is the Executive Vice President of FedEx.
We can now add to that list as his two sisters played a major role in a new blockbuster movie coming to theaters soon.
Atlanta Falcons head coach’s sisters produced the new movie “Devotion”
The Atlanta Falcons have a head coach with a lot of connections and now those connections are growing even bigger. Arthur Smith’s two sisters, Molly Smith, and Rachel Smith, are two of the four producers for the new movie “Devotion” which will hit theaters soon.
According to their website, it is due to hit theaters on November 23rd, and the movie is based on a true story. Here is their summary of the new movie:
"Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the inspirational true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War: Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in Navy history and his fellow fighter pilot and friend, Tom Hudner. Their heroic sacrifices and enduring friendship would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen."
It sounds pretty intriguing and it already has extremely good reviews from the critics. 25 experts have reviewed it as of now on Rotten Tomatoes and it sits at 84%.
Now Arthur Smith who is one of 32 NFL head coaches in the world, has two movie producers, the Executive Vice President of FedEx, and a famous photographer for siblings, as well as a sister-in-law who is a prominent character in one of the greatest sports movies, and a dad who founded one of the biggest companies in the world. Who knows what is next for their family at this point.