First stills revealed from ‘The Boys in the Boat’ movie

George Clooney’s adaptation is coming out on Christmas Day.

A still from the movie "The Boys in the Boat" showing a USA rowing team on the water

The UW rowing team started out as a struggling program before becoming national heroes.

Photo by Laurie Sparham via MGM.

It’s reely happening. After years of anticipation, the movie adaptation of the non-fiction novel “The Boys in the Boat” will hit theaters on Dec. 25, shining the spotlight on a real-life local legend. There are now pics and behind-the-scenes video to get hyped about.

The George Clooney-directed movie based on Daniel James Brown’s bestseller is about the 1936 UW rowing team which represented the US in the Berlin Olympics and competed against Nazis.

Though most of the flick was filmed outside of Seattle, you should be able to recognize a few UW locations when it debuts.

Even cooler? Students at Sequim High School — once attended by “The Boys in the Boat” rower Joe Rantz — organized a successful effort to get an early screening of the movie to town. Clooney may even show up, so look out paparazzi.

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