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Film District Buys Gerard Butler-Jessica Biel Romantic Comedy, “Playing the Field”

Film District Buys Gerard Butler-Jessica Biel Romantic Comedy, "Playing the Field"

FilmDistrict has acquired all US rights to “Playing The Field” from Nu Image/Millennium Films. The film stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

It’s a soccer mom rom-com. Here’s the plot:

“Playing the Field” kicks off with the homecoming of George (Gerard Butler), a retired soccer pro whose glory days are behind him. Burnt out on his playboy lifestyle and bankrupted by a string of bad investments, George moves back to Virginia to reconnect with his estranged ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and neglected son (Noah Lomax). Making up for lost time, George starts to coach the boys’ soccer team. But can he keep his eyes on the goal when the bleachers are stacked with sexy soccer moms and desperate housewives?

Film District plans to release the film next spring and expects a PG-13 rating.

Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) directs from a script by Robbie Fox. Producers are Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel’s Evil Twin Prods. in association with Kevin Misher, Jonathan Mostow, Heidi Jo Markel and John Thompson. Nu Image / Millennium Films’ Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Avi Lerner are executive producers. 

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