Jessica Biel, Gerard Butler will take the “Field” next spring
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: “Playing the Field,” a romantic comedy starring Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, has found itself a home.
FilmDistrict grabbed the U.S. rights to Gabriele Muccino’s film from Nu Image/Millenium Films during a deal enacted in Cannes, and now plans to release the rom-com in Spring 2012, THR reports.
Written by Robbie Fox, “Field” stars Butler as a washed-up soccer player who, according to the trade, “moves back to Virginia to connect with his ex-wife, played by Biel, only to find himself coaching a boys’ soccer team while fending off the temptations offered by the attendant soccer moms.” The duo will be joined by Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Butler hasn’t had much luck with rom-coms, bombing in vehicles with co-stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl and Hilary Swank. Will Biel change his luck? We’ll find out soon enough.
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