Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Actor Denis Leary, actor Ryan Reynolds, musician Elvis Costello, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and former NBA player Brian Grant attend the 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's' benefit at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Would Denis Leary make a good football coach? Perhaps best known as an ever-sarcastic comedian and co-creator and star of the television series Rescue Me, Leary will be taking on a new kind of role in his next flick, according to Deadline Hollywood. The 55-year-old Worcester native is set to portray a fictional Cleveland Browns head coach in the film Draft Day. In the movie Leary will play Vince Penn, who, despite clashing with the his general manager, is pressured to turn the team around through the draft. Earlier this week we brought you the news that said general manager will be played by Kevin Costner, and part of the movie will actually be filmed at Radio City Music Hall on the day of the real NFL draft. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Denis Leary
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