Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Kevin Costner, Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Tom Welling, Chadwick Boseman, Joe Manganiello, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Elliot, Ellen Burstyn, Terry Crews, Denis Leary, Griffin Newman, Chi McBride
Release date: April 11
Outside of the poor sap in charge of disarming all of the letter bombs sent to the Chicago Cubs every year, there is no job in sports more thankless than the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. And in director Ivan Reitman's upcoming dramedy, titled Draft Day, he's showing audiences why this GM is the Rodney Dangerfield of sports positions. Starring Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, the new GM in Cleveland, Draft Dayis set to take a look behind the curtain of the most important day of the NFL's off-season.
Draft Day won't be grounded in realism or fact like Moneyball, but it looks like Reitman has nailed the frantic nature of an NFL office as Weaver has be both savvy and aggressive in order to make the moves necessary to get the Browns the no. 1 pick in the draft. Sports movies are always hit-or-miss, but like an undrafted rookie, this one has the potential to take us by surprise. —Jason Serafino