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New movie is based on old-time Duluth football team

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The new movie, "Leatherheads," is loosely based on the story of the Duluth Eskimos.
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A new movie with Duluth as its backdrop opens next week. Starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, "Leatherheads" is a comedy about the early days of professional football. It's loosely based on the real-life Duluth Eskimos.

Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Duluth News Tribune columnist Chuck Frederick, who has written a new book about what actually happened to the Duluth Eskimos.