CLEVELAND — Indians great Kenny Lofton is back in Cleveland this week to promote his latest project in the field of movies.
Throughout his 17-year MLB career, the center-fielder brought a lot of excitement to the city but is now hoping to bring that same enthusiasm to the theaters.
This past weekend, Lofton launched a six-city theatrical roadshow to promote 'Chokehold', an MMA themed crime drama starring Casper Van Dien and Lochlyn Munro.
The eight-time producer stopped by WKYC on Monday and spoke with Jim Donovan about his latest movie release.
"It's about a woman who is a fighter. It's an underground Russian-type of league that she is coming back to avenge her father's death. So, she's fighting a certain style, her dad wanted her to fight a certain style, but she didn't want to -- so she left. Her dad ended up getting killed so she came back to avenge his death and had to go into the Russian's underground fighting world to do that."
Lofton, earning a film and TV and Film degree from University of Arizona, launched his own TV and film production company, FilmPool Inc. in 2004.
The six-time All-Star also talked baseball with Jimmy and more importantly, his time here with the Indians.
"I always tell people, Cleveland has some of the best fans in any city because of the commitment they have to sports. It was a Browns city, and it still is because people still love the Browns, but the Indians and Cavs were starting to get on top of that wheel of excitement. They are the greatest fans because when you win, they are there, and when you lose, they are still there but when you really win, everyone comes out and wants to be a part of it... I always tell people, Cleveland put me on the map."
While in Cleveland, Lofton will promote the film at a screening, as well as meet and greets and autograph sessions at the Tower City Cinema on both Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 7:30 p.m.