ByTino Jochimsen, writer at
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Tino Jochimsen

Kevin Costner has graced at least two baseball movie classics: Bull Durham and Field of Dreams (plus one that missed the classic status by several margins: For the Love of the Game).

His upcoming movie, the football dramedy Draft Day will test in how far the magic 'Costner touch' can be applied to the gridiron pastime.

But the requirements for a good movie are definitely all there: a cast, best described as NICE (, , , , ), a once-great director hungry for a long –overdue rebound (... and sorry for the wrong sports pun) and a script which nabbed the prestigious No. 1 spot on the 2012 Black List.

Here's hoping Draft Day turns out a touchdown!

Watch the very Moneyball-esque trailer for Draft Day below:


Here’s the movie’s synopsis:

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Draft Day opens April 4, 2014.


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