Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' "Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying Today, 26 Years Ago, 'Do The Right Thing' Opened in Theaters. Watch the Cast & Crew Reunite Today, 26 Years Ago, 'Do The Right Thing' Opened in Theaters. Watch the Cast & Crew Reunite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Chi McBride Join Chadwick Boseman In NFL Drama 'Draft Day'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 24, 2013 at 4:36PM

Two types of projects that, when announced, you can guarantee will mean work for black actors include: movies about the Transatlantic slave trade, and sports-themed films, especially if the sport is football, basketball, or baseball.
3
Terry Crews

Two types of projects that, when announced, you can guarantee will mean work for black actors include: movies about the Transatlantic slave trade, and sports-themed films, especially if the sport is football, basketball, or baseball. 

I'm being silly, but you know what's up!

Chadwick Boseman is already on-board to play a college linebacker with NFL dreams in the sports drama to be directed by Ivan Reitman titled Draft Day.

Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chi McBride, David Ramsey, and Arian Foster (who actually plays for the Houston Texans) have also now joined the cast of the film, that stars Kevin Costner as an NFL team's General Manager who is faced with tough professional and personal choices in the 24-hour period of the NFL Draft.

Also in the cast are Jennifer GarnerEllen Burstyn, Denis Leary and Frank Langella. Although, other than Boseman and Costner, no word on what roles exactly the other actors will play.

I'd guess that Crews will probably play a veteran football player. Just a wild guess. Or he might be on the coaching staff of Costner's team.

As for Diddy Combs, your guess is as good as mine. Nothing about him screams football player to me.

McBride might be on staff, while Ramsey and Foster will likely play football players.

Shooting is set to start this week in New York, where and when the real-life NFL draft day will take place at Radio City Music Hall (this weekend), and then production will move to Cleveland.

Kudos to Boseman and Crews on getting new work; but I can't say the same about Diddy. I'm sorry Diddy fans. 

This article is related to: Chi McBride, Terry Crews, Chadwick Boseman


Shadow & ActNewsletter