Sean Combs and Arian Foster have signed on for Draft Day, the latest film from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes), according to a Wednesday report from The Wrap.
The website noted that Combs (aka Puff Daddy, Diddy) will star in a supporting role as a character named Chris Crawford. We’re assuming Crawford won’t be an actual player since that would immediately make the movie too unrealistic to watch. Possible owner or coach? Maybe.
Sean Combs may be a stranger to creating original music, but he does know his way around a film set. He co-starred in the 2001 films Monster’s Ball and Made. He’s also been in direct-to-video fare like Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power (2005) and recently headed back to the big screen in Get Him to the Greek (2010).
This film will also mark the acting debut of NFL star Arian Foster, who is almost certainly playing it safe as a football star since his day job consists of scoring touchdowns for the Houston Texans.
Draft Day will follow a day in the life of the Cleveland Browns general manager (Kevin Costner), whose decisions will make or break the futures of hundreds of NFL prospects. (Of course, and I say this as a Browns fan, actually getting drafted by Cleveland pretty much means you will be broken at some point.)
Today’s casting additions come on the heels of last week’s announcement from The Hollywood Reporter that Chadwick Boseman would be featured prominently as a hot Louisiana prospect, who may or may not end up on Team Costner.
Boseman scored a hit this year in another sports drama, 42, playing opposite Harrison Ford. The film opened at the top of the box office and has continued to perform well.
According to the numbers at Box Office Mojo, the Jackie Robinson biopic has thus far racked up $56.2 million on a budget of $40 million.
As for Ivan Reitman, he has flirted recently with the idea of remaking Ghostbusters — check out those comments below — though Dan Aykroyd still claims a sequel could shoot as early as 2014, Digital Spy reported on Wednesday.
Are you interested in Draft Day, and what do you think about the casting additions of Sean Combs and Arian Foster?