Costner stays sporty and romantic in football movie ‘Draft Day’
Kevin Costner plays the embattled director of the struggling American baseball team, who’s given the opportunity to change the failing business around on Draft day – an annual event by which qualified people are selected by National Football League teams.
‘Draft Day’ is Costner’s next film premiere in 3 months, following a launch of ‘Three Times and ‘The Ryan Initiative’ to Kill’.
It’s also his latest in a number of sports films, such as the football classic ‘Field of the tennis romcom ‘Tin Cup’ as well as Dreams’.
The movie was directed by veteran comedy filmmaker Ivan Reitman who also created it. “It’s a movie that happens within the sports world, however, you know it’s a crisis, it’s a comedy, it kind of enables you to cheer and applaud. It ends almost like a soccer game, despite the fact that we’re behind, we’re never about the area,” Reitman said.
Jennifer Garner co-stars alongside Costner as Ali, the team’s “salary capologist”, whose function it’s to make sure that the business is making wise choices about whom they employ and what they pay them. She’s also romantically involved with Costner’s personality Sonny, because it happens.
Costner said it couldn’t be-all about sports – another important element to get a great film is romance: “I believe if you like to create a good sports film, don’t put a lot of sports inside, do you know what I mean? That’s not saying which you can’t create the activities issues traditional. But what goes on between women and men is definitely likely to be much more important, against whatever backdrop.”
Out now in america, ‘Draft Day’ will start in Asia before visiting Europe.