The Greatest Game Ever Played: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Weaver has scored a leading role in The Greatest Game Ever Played for Walt Disney Pictures.

Weaver will play the role of John J. McDermott, the defending champion in the 1913 U.S. Open, a character who has no intention of letting any Brit take the championship. He didn't need to worry. Based on the true story of the 1913 Open, the film also stars Shia LaBeouf as Francis Ouimet, an amateur golfer from Massachusetts who stunned the world by winning the tournament and beating British champion Harry Vardon, who was the leading golfer of his day.

The film is written by and based on Mark Frost's best seller "The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet and the Birth of Modern Golf."

Bill Paxton is set to direct.