Jessica Biel And Uma Thurman Join Gerard Butler In Playing The Field
In recent years it's been nearly impossible to trust Uma Thurman movies. Sure, she was fantastic in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies, but the rest of her filmography in the time since - which includes winners like My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Accidental Husband, and Motherhood - haven't exactly left audiences climbing over each other to see her next film (none of the eight films starring Thurman released since 2004 have attained a 'Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes). What's unfortunate is that she is an incredibly talented actress that, seemingly, just hasn't seen a good script in a while. Here's hoping this next project can turn it around.
Variety reports that Thurman and Jessica Biel have joined Gabriele Muccino's comedy Playing The Field. The film stars Gerard Butler as a former professional soccer player who decides to coach his son's team in order to better bond with him. At the same time he has to dodge romantic interest from the other team members' mothers. Biel will play Butler's ex-wife, which Thurman will be one of the aforementioned soccer moms. Robbie Fox, whose previous titles include So I Married An Axe Murderer and In The Army Now, wrote the script.
Much like Thurman, Biel and Butler haven't been having the greatest runs in recent years either, with neither actor sporting a live-action 'Fresh' rating since 2007. The storyline here is a tad generic, but with the right direction, angle and tone it could succeed. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if the director of Seven Pounds can make us laugh.
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