Kevin Costner stars as the general manager of a struggling NFL team, who grapples with his personal and professional choices one day before the NFL draft. Chadwick Boseman will play the integral supporting role of a linebacker from Louisiana, whose entire livelihood depends on his selection in the draft. Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, and Frank Langella are also attached to star.
Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph, which landed the top spot on the 2012 Black List. Ali Bell and Tom Pollock are producing alongside Ivan Reitman. Production is scheduled to begin next week in New York, where they will capture actual footage from this year's NFL Draft, before moving on to continue shooting in Cleveland.