Anthony Anderson in Black-ish

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It's time for some sports mania for "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson.

The actor is set to star in an upcoming rom-com called "Football or Me," Variety reports. He'll play Peter, a football fan so obsessed with the game that it interferes with his career and his marriage. The story is inspired by another comedy, "El Fútbol o Yo," from Argentinian director Marcos Carnevale. He co-wrote the script with the movie's star, Adrián Suar.

Anderson has been very active in TV in recent years, not only starring in "Black-ish" but executive producing the series and its spinoff "Grown-ish." Some of his many film credits include roles in the upcoming Netflix drama "Beats," "Small Town Crime," and "Barbershop: The Next Cut." He also recently voiced characters in "Ferdinand" and "The Star."

AGC Studios is producing and financing "Football or Me," and the studio has tapped Robb Chavis to pen the screenplay. He, like Anderson, has worked on "Black-ish." The film's executive producers include AGC's Stuart Ford, Greg Shapiro, and Glendon Palmer. Producers are Tracey Bing and Benedict Carver of Badabing Pictures as well as E. Brian Dobbins and Jose Levy.

[via: Variety]