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Jennifer Garner Set For Draft Day
She'll join Kevin Costner

02 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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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.

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Draft Day Bust
I managed to get my hands on this script and I read and loved it. It's actually more like Moneyball meets Any Given Sunday but the entire film takes place on a single day. Kevin Costner's star is on the rise again, I guess but I thought the main character would be played by someone younger. I like Jennifer Garner a lot but this isn't the kind of role I expected her to take. It's not nearly as challenging as some of her previous work and she'll be sort of marginalized as the romantic interest. More

Posted by euchie at 15:26 on 02 April 2013 | Report This Post

The RomCom Zone
How has Jennifer Garner, super sexy cool action chick from Alias and Daredevil/Elektra, managed in the last few years to mire herself in the RomCom zone? Surely she can do better than all this crap. More

Posted by wedgeski at 09:23 on 02 April 2013 | Report This Post

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