Just recently we reported on a famous Hollywood celebrity hosting a red carpet event in Helena. Of course, we were talking about the one and only Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg and other cast members descended on the Montana state capital for the Montana red carpet premiere of the new movie "Father Stu."

According to IMDb, the storyline

Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people during his journey from self-destruction to redemption.

 

The real Father Stu lived in Helena. He grew up in Helena and played high school football at Capital High School. He also played football for Carroll College. Not only was he good on the field, but he was also good in the ring. Father Stu won the Montana Golden Gloves Boxing heavyweight title in 1985. After being involved in a life-altering motorcycle accident, Stu turned to God. He dedicated his life to the Catholic Church until he passed away in 2014.

Mark Wahlberg portrays Stuart Long in the new movie. As well as Mel Gibson, who plays his dad, Bill Long.

Even though the special red carpet event in Helena was a private screening. Multiple advanced screenings of the new movie will be taking place around Montana this week. All proceeds from the screenings will benefit the Capital High School Alumni Class of 1981 Memorial Endowment Scholarship. The scholarship honors alumni of the class that have passed away, including Father Stu.

You can view advanced screenings at

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