According to The Hollywood Reporter, Touchstone Pictures has cast Jeff Bridges in the upcoming comedy Stick It. Bridges will play the coach in the sports-themed picture about a team of rule-abiding gymnasts who develop a taste for rebellion after a renegade member (Missy Peregrym) joins the crew. Vanessa Lengies co-stars as Peregrym's rival.

Jessica Bendinger is making her directorial debut on the project from her own script. Bridges' recent credits include The Door in the Floor and Seabiscuit. His upcoming features include Tideland and The Moguls, in which he plays a small-town character who rounds up his friends to make a porn flick.