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Ivan Reitman Picks Draft Day
A new American Football comedy

20 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Ivan Reitman Picks Draft Day

Ah! American rugby-ball-sports thing! The roar of the crowd! The smell of the turf! The crunching of bones! Or something. The National Football League remains a huge institution across the pond. Numerous movies have been made about the subject, but that never seems to stop anyone trying to pump out new ones, with Paramount buying up a spec script called Draft Day that boasts Ivan Reitman attached.

Written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, the plot finds the manager of a struggling team called the Buffalo Bills (wonder if the team is ordered to put the lotion in the basket after games in the locker room?) trying to nail the number one pick on the titular day. If you have no idea what that means, it would be like someone snagging the services of… er… insert the name of a really good football player here... on transfer deadline day.

Reitman is producing, as well as planning to direct, and will put the script into development. The writers have been doing well for themselves, with Joseph working on Nurse Jackie and ending up on the Pulitzer shortlist in 2010 for his acclaimed play Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo. Rothman, meanwhile, has at least two scripts currently floating down the mighty rivers of old Developmentia.


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L: BenTramer Does anyone over here care about American football movies? ore so than British football movies yes. More

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RE: Don't Be So Ignorant
Dont be so ignorant indeed. Before you comment on something it is better to get your facts straight. In order to secure the number one pick in the draft a team has to have the worst record in the previous season. So the film will probably be about a coach trying to lose as many games as possible rather than winning them More

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Friday Night Lights and Any Given Sunday are great films, and five years of sell-outs for the NFL game at Wembley would suggest that there is a very enthusiastic audience over here for all things Gridiron. More

Posted by frodekippe at 14:41 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Does anyone over here care about American football movies? They're all the same; coach takes over team of losers and whips them into championship-winning form (like teacher movies but with sport). Predictable and boring. More

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