American Football comedy drama Draft Day looked like it was on its way up the film leagues when Paramount nabbed the rights to the script and Ivan Reitman stepped aboard to produce and direct. But then things took a turn for the worse, as the studio threw it into turnaround. Summit ran to the rescue and now Jennifer Garner is in negotiations.
She’s set to co-star with Kevin Costner in the tale of the struggling Buffalo Bills whose manager wants to nab the number one draft pick for his team to help them scoop up some new talent.
Garner is busy making a deal to play Costner’s secretary in a movie that seems like it could be Jerry Maguire meets Friday Night Lights, which gives us hope even if we’ll have to see if this works out as well as either of those.
Reitman will work from a script by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, and they’re all breathing a sigh of relief after the script ended up on the Black List shortly after being rejected by Paramount. The new acclaim meant Summit and Costner became interested. Now Reitman is busy sorting out the rest of the ensemble.
Garner will next be on our screens in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, which finally arrives in the UK this week. She’s also worked on Dallas Buyers Club opposite Matthew McConaughey.