Ivan Reitman's Football Drama Draft Day Gets Put Into Turnaround
For those of you who were looking forward to Kevin Costner returning to his sports movie roots, with titles like Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Tin Cup and For the Love of the Game on his filmography, I have some bad news. New reports are saying that because of obligations on the part of both Costner and director Ivan Reitman, the upcoming football drama Draft Day may have to throw the brakes on.
Explaining the situation, Deadline says that Paramount Pictures has only a limited amount of time to get the project off the ground because Costner is busy with the Jack Ryan reboot and the Luc Besson thriller Three Days To Kill, while Reitman is still working hard to try and turn the Ghostbusters reboot into something real. Unless they are able to squeeze the production into the impossibly small hole all of the projects create, Draft Day will have to wait until all of them have been completed. That said, one also can't ignore that Costner is also in the new Superman movie Man of Steel and that both that project and Jack Ryan could spur sequels that would need Costner's time. The project is currently in turnaround at the studio and could be sold to Alcon Entertainment.
The film, which Costner has been attached to since the middle of last month, is described as a "Moneyball-esque" drama set during the day of the annual NFL Draft and will follow the moves and decisions of the Buffalo Bills. The story is based on fiction and will have the Oscar winner playing the team's general manager.
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