Jennifer Garner is in talks to star alongside Kevin Costner in the upcoming football drama Draft Day.
Jennifer Garner joins the football drama Draft Day
Kevin Costner is starring as the general manager of an American football team struggling to find the right player to select with their top overall pick. Jennifer Garner will play the secretary of Kevin Costner's character.
Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The project was initially set up at Paramount, but the option ran out and the studio put it into turnaround. When the script landed the top spot on the 2012 Black List, Summit Entertainment entered negotiations for the distribution rights, and Kevin Costner became attached.
Ali Bell is producing alongside Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman. No production schedule was given.
Draft Day comes to theaters April 11th, 2014 and stars Tom Welling, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Sam Elliott, Rosanna Arquette, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher Cousins. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman.