Every year, I engage in one of the strangest traditions a sports fan can take part in. I spend 3 full days watching the NFL draft. Hours upon hours of coverage on college athletes who are more likely to disappoint than succeed on the pro level, and for some reason I can never get enough. It’s never really been the focus of a movie though (short of a few scenes in ‘Jerry Maguire’), to my sadness. Well, Deadline is reporting here that Ivan Reitman is going to change that, taking on a football comedy spec script called ‘Draft Day’. After the jump you can see what it’s about (but think the aforementioned ‘Jerry Maguire’ meets ‘Moneyball’), but it sounds like a fun little flick to me…
Here’s the plot summation:
Draft Day, a comic script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman that has Ivan Reitman attached to direct…the script revolves around the general manager of the Buffalo Bills as he spends the day of the National Football League draft frantically trying to get the number one pick for his struggling team.
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