Remember the movie where Kevin Costner is set to play Cleveland Browns’ GM? Well, Mr. Costner apparently has found a coach.
Deadline.com is reporting that none other than Denis Leary has signed on to play the Browns’ coach in the movie being produced by Lionsgate.
This is good news if you ask me. The man from Worcester Mass (pronounced Wooster, of course) has developed into a pretty good actor over the years. We never could have known back in the days when he took roles in The Sandlot or The Ref that Leary would eventually star and produce one of the better TV shows in the past decade in the critically acclaimed Rescue Me.
Deadline has more details…
Leary will play Vince Penn, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, who finds himself at odds with the team’s GM (Costner). It adds extra pressure as the GM attempts to make the right picks to lift the franchise through the NFL draft. There was a ticking clock on this casting, because part of the film will be shot at the April 25 draft to be held in Radio City Music Hall.
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