Tom Welling Joins ‘Draft Day’

The ‘Smallville’ star will play an aging NFL quarterback in director Ivan Reitman’s football drama starring Kevin Costner.

Tom Welling joins the cast of Draft Day
Tom Welling joins the cast of Draft Day
Smallville star Tom Welling has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment's Draft Day, which is currently in production.

Kevin Costner stars as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who tries to trade up to get the top pick in the NFL Draft. Tom Welling will play veteran NFL quarterback Brian Drew, who is at a crossroads in his playing career. Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, and Chadwick Boseman also star.

Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph, which landed the top spot on the Black List last year. Ali Bell and Tom Pollock are producing for Montecito Pictures, along with Ivan Reitman.

Tom Welling recently shot a supporting turn in the upcoming drama Parkland. His other feature film credits include The Fog and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.

Draft Day was released April 11th, 2014 and stars Chris Berman, Dave Donaldson, Patrick St. Esprit, Chi McBride, Mel Kiper, Jon Gruden, Kevin Costner, Deion Sanders. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (5)

  1. EmmyttWolfe

    It's awesome to see him again. I still think he played Clark Kent very well in Superman. I would have loved to see a Superman movie with him in the lead role, but I guess the season 11 comics will due.

    2 years agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus - It's interesting that you mention Welling, as when I think of Shazam I think of Brandon Routh who like Tom as you know both played Superman.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He should play Shazam

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. ELS

    Congrats Tom :)
    BTW....Why are you using a manipped photo of Tom Welling? Plenty of very good recent images to choose from... tsk tsk

    2 years agoby @ELSFlag

  5. CUPID

    Good for him, he needs to be in more movies.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

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