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Who knew that the NFL's draft day was so high pressure? (Perhaps that explains our lackluster fantasy football scores.)

In Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day," Kevin Costner must trade his way up to the hottest NFL draft pick for the struggling Cleveland Browns. As General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr., he's accosted on all sides by the owner (Frank Langella), the coach (Denis Leary), the players, and even his own Twitter-happy mom (Ellen Burstyn). Luckily, he's got someone on his side, and that's a quick-witted Jennifer Garner.

It looks like Garner's character is more than just a helpful colleague, though. Is it possible that love is in the cards for Sonny, along with one of those giant fancy Super Bowl rings that Leary's character keeps waving in everyone's face?

The script for "Draft Day," by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, was the number one unproduced screenplay in 2012, as determined by the insider-y Black List. The cast includes Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chadwick Boseman, Rosanna Arquette, and Chi McBride.

It seems like just yesterday director Ivan Reitman was giving us a comedy about a pregnant Arnold Schwarzenegger. Memories! Now he's bringing this hot property to theaters April 11, 2014.
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Draft Day
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Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. One of pro football's... Read More