Kevin Costner is starring as the general manager of an American football team struggling to find the right player to select with their top overall pick. Jennifer Garner will play the secretary of Kevin Costner's character.
Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The project was initially set up at Paramount, but the option ran out and the studio put it into turnaround. When the script landed the top spot on the 2012 Black List, Summit Entertainment entered negotiations for the distribution rights, and Kevin Costner became attached.