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Zach Bonner's story told in film by 'Hoosiers' director

Little Red Wagon, based on the life of Valrico native Zach Bonner and his decision to start a nonprofit foundation at the age of 7, makes its Tampa premiere Nov. 9 at various theaters including the AMC Veterans 24. The film features screenwriter Patrick Sheane Duncan (Mr. Holland's Opus) and director David Anspaugh (Rudy, Hoosiers). It stars Chandler Canterbury as Bonner and Anna Gunn (Skyler White on television's Breaking Bad) as Bonner's mother, Laurie.

Bonner, now 14, continues to operate his Little Red Wagon Foundation, which focuses on helping kids in distress.

Zach has walked more than 4,000 miles to raise awareness to the plight of homeless youth, including treks from Tampa to Tallahassee, Tallahassee to Atlanta, Atlanta to Washington, D.C., and from sea to sea.

Bonner recently added to a long list of honors by becoming one of three teens to receive the inaugural Elmer award, for teens who make a difference in the lives of their peers across the country. It was presented by Elmer Products.

Watch a film clip at littleredwagon foundation.com/themovie.html.

Times staff

Zach Bonner's story told in film by 'Hoosiers' director 10/06/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 4:30am]
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