Academy award-winning actor Jon Voight will play Alabama Crimson Tide legend Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant in the upcoming independent film ‘Woodlawn.’

Shooting has already begun in Birmingham, Ala., on a film that centers around the 1973-74 high school football season at Woodlawn High School when race relations were tense in the Yellowhammer State.

Bear Bryant won 323 games and six national championship over a 25-year career as Alabama’s head coach.