He is the man in the picture that is used for the younger version of Red as his parole request gets repeatedly denied.
It was entitled, ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’. God, we LOVE this movie!
He received a mere $5,000 for the rights to do the film, as he had a previous good experience with director Frank Darabont, and he was spot-on to trust the director.
It is quite the ringing endorsement, and it turned out to be the perfect choice for the falsely imprisoned Andy Dufresne.
Director Frank Darabont took the liberty of changing the character to a black man, played by Morgan Freeman.
The director said some of the guards from the Mansfield, Ohio prison could really act, which is why they got the lines.
That means Morgan Freeman had to throw the ball for the better part of nine hours, which is actually a pretty impressive athletic feat.