The 2013 NFL Draft started Thursday evening and continues Friday and Saturday. Also on hand in New York City for the draft — the cast and crew of “Draft Day,” shooting a new football movie starring king of baseball movies Kevin Costner as a general manager, according to NFL.com.
The film is also set to feature Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, according to the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen:
Doubt @arianfoster has ever been compared to Ray Allen but he has been cast in prominent role of running back in Costner movie "Draft Day"— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 24, 2013
Foster also previously appeared on CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O.”
The film was originally set in Buffalo, but got moved to Cleveland, according to the L.A. Times’ Bleacher Report. It’s got a recent sports movie tie — Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in recent baseball flick “42,” is set to appear in “Draft Day,” according to IMDB. It also features Jennifer Garner, Rosanna Arquette, Frank Langella, Ellen Burstyn and Sean Combs, aka Diddy, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Actor and Los Angeles native Josh Spence talked about the movie with NFL.com’s Around The League. Spence plays a quarterback, and described the film.
“It’s about all the chaos that surrounds the GM on the day of the draft and a struggling team trying to piece together what he’s going to do, who he’s going to take No. 1.”
Unfortunately, with proposals for an NFL stadium heading nowhere, this movie is about as close as L.A. looks to be to an NFL team for the foreseeable future.