Many of our postings at Cinematical come from a big queue of the day's film-related stories. Usually I open one and read about some new film starring...let's say Matthew Lillard and a sassy moose. Then I sigh, take another swig of whiskey, and try to come up with something positive to say about the project. But not today! This morning I was absolutely delighted to read a Variety casting report on Trevor Moore, a friend, hilarious writer/performer, and all around good guy. He has just been cast as the lead in a new film based on the New York Times article "Hey Coach, Do You Need a Timeout?" You might know Trevor from his very funny sketch comedy group and Fuse show The Whitest Kids U Know. If not, be sure to check out some of their stuff, you'll be glad you did. And watch for the second season, which will air on the Independent Film Channel.

The Times article the film will be based on was written by Warren St. John, and you can read it here. John also wrote the source story for The Fugees, a film in development at Universal. It's not a biography of the hip-hop superstars, but the tale of a "Jordan-born soccer coach who guided a team of refugees from war-torn countries." Matt and Billy Eddy will write the screenplay for the "Hey Coach" adaptation, which will focus on "college fraternity brothers who decide to get together and coach a pee-wee football team, but find themselves overwhelmed by the competitive nature of the league." Sounds like it could be very funny, and hopefully it will include the can't miss comedy staple -- adults screaming at children and hitting them with sports equipment. Here's hoping it will be more Bad News Bears than Kicking and Screaming...

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