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First Look At Gerard Butler, Judy Greer & Catherine Zeta-Jones In Soccer Mom Comedy 'Playing The Field'

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 16, 2011 10:21 AM
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A soccer mom comedy doesn't exactly scream out "Must See" to us, but in this case, we're keeping our minds open. Granted, the Gerard Butler comedy filmography isn't exactly the most compelling argument in this movie's favor, but with a cast featuring a bevy of beautiful women -- Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones -- and a draft of the script penned by "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg, our interest is piqued.

A few new stills from the movie have landed online, and yeah, they aren't exactly the most revelatory, but it's nice to see Zeta-Jones back in action. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (”Seven Pounds,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), the film centers around Butler, who plays a troubled father and former pro soccer player who tries to make up for lost time by coaching his son’s team. He ends up in trouble when he gets involved with some of the local soccer moms. Biel will play Butler’s ex-wife who is engaged to be married, while Thurman will play a woman on the prowl for Butler. Zeta-Jones plays a hot newscaster, while Greer takes on the role of a lathered-up housewife.

The movie was first conceived as a story set in the world of baseball, but given those increasingly important foreign dollars these days, the sport was changed to soccer. FilmDistrict will get the film into theaters on March 9, 2012. [via Blackfilm]

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  • Patricia | November 21, 2011 10:13 AMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this. The cast sounds great.I too hope it has a wide release. Wanted so much to see Machine Gun Preacher but was unable due to poor distribution. I enjoy seeing Gerard Butler in comedies etc. Think he's a great, versatile actor that isn't afraid to act in many different types of movies. In fact, I think that he likes to challenge his self instead of playing the same role over and over, like so many of the others do.

  • Willa | November 18, 2011 10:59 AMReply

    Gerry looks SO delicious! I just hope they put this movie out for wide release, unlike the limited release of Machine Gun Preacher and Coreolanus. I can't wait to see this movie, just hope I don't have to drive hours to do so.

  • PapushiSun | November 17, 2011 9:53 AMReply

    Football, you Yank twat.

  • dale robinette | November 16, 2011 1:03 PMReply

    It is great to see some still photography from 'playing the field'.

    I had the blessing to be on the set and work with Mr. Butler , Ms. Zeta-Jones, Ms. Judy Greer
    and Gabrielle Muccino. I feel it will be a fine film.. touching and funny.

    Mr.Kevin Jagernauth, author of above article, it is common in the industry to give
    photo credit when using art in articles. In this case...

    Photo Credit: Dale Robinette/ Millinium Films.
    thanks dale robinette

  • Madsen | November 16, 2011 11:00 AMReply

    I’m glad to see Catherine Zeta-Jones doing more movies now. She was doing so little before.

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