Costner & Garner Were in Pigskin Heaven Making 'Draft Day'
By David Weiner
Kevin Costner is back on the big screen as a football general manager whose draft pick decisions put his job on the line in Draft Day. The film was "heaven on earth" for the football fan and co-star Jennifer Garner, and they explain why to ET!
In theaters April 11, Draft Day casts Costner as Sonny Weaver, the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, whose job is on the line when he decides to rebuild his team on the day of the NFL Draft and trades for the No. 1 pick. Faced with tough opposition, he must decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred -- and the dreams of young men to play in the NFL are in his hands.
Directed by Ivan Reitman, Draft Day was written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman and co-stars Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews and real-life NFL pros including Arian Foster and Deion Sanders.