MOVIE FANS ... Two young movie fans, Emilee Hirschy (center), 6 of rural Decatur, and Mary Jones, 7, of Monroe, met director David Anspaugh last weekend as he came home for the city's 175th anniversary events and showed his two best films, "Hoosiers" and "Rudy." (Photo by Eric Mann)
Film director David Anspaugh's next movie is being readied for release late this year or early in 2012.
It's called "Little Red Wagon" and is about a Florida boy, now 12, who walked from Tampa to the state capital at Tallahassee to help homeless children when he was 7 years old, taking his mother and a red wagon along.
The boy, Zach Bonner, has also walked across the United States in his quest to aid children who have no homes.
Anspaugh, who enjoys making inspirational movies, said Bonner is a great source of inspiration who began aiding others after a hurricane hit his area of Florida. Anspaugh said Bonner has made helping homeless children his personal cause.
The director, a native of Decatur who has lived in southern California for 37 years, was in town last weekend to meet friends and fans, and to show his two most well-known films: "Hoosiers" and "Rudy."