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Arriving just in time for the 2014 NFL season, sports movie icon and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner returns in the thrilling sports drama Draft Day! Directed by legendary director Ivan Reitman, the film was made in exclusive partnership with the NFL and features an all-star cast including Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster, Tom Welling, with Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn and Chadwick Boseman.
Leading up to the 2014 NFL Kickoff, Lionsgate will release the thrilling sports drama, Draft Day, on Digital HD beginning August 19, on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View August 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 2. Starring sports movie icon and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Best Picture and Best Director, Dances with Wolves, 1990; Bull Durham, Field of Dreams), written by Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman, and directed by legendary director Ivan Reitman, the film was made in exclusive partnership with the NFL, allowing unprecedented access to the actual 2013 NFL Draft, an event drawing higher ratings than the playoffs for baseball, basketball and hockey. Featuring an all-star cast including Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Denis Leary (The Amazing Spiderman), Frank Langella (Superman Returns), Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski), Sean Combs (Monster’s Ball), Terry Crews (The Expendables franchise), Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (feature film debut), Tom Welling (TV’s “Smallville”), with Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974) and Chadwick Boseman (42), Draft Day goes behind-the-scenes of the high-stakes, action-packed world of the NFL Draft.
It’s NFL Draft Day. A day that can change the lives of athletes and the fortunes of football teams forever. After pulling off a blockbuster trade, General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) controls the #1 pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Langella) and a hard-nosed coach (Leary), Sonny faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he go with the consensus #1 pick or trust his instincts and risk losing it all?
Where to purchase? You can purchase Draft Day on Amazon right now for $14.96.
Our thoughts: We love sports around here, especially football, so even I was excited to see this film. It gives great insight into what goes on behind the scenes in football, and I think that even if you are not a football fan, you would enjoy the relationships that occur in this film. I always find Costner fascinating, so I enjoyed him in this film and I thought that he brought a lot of depth to his character. Of course, Jennifer Garner is amazing as well, and she did a great job in this film, very believable and very passionate. I would recommend this film and definitely think that it is a great gift idea for any football fan, especially with the holidays right around the corner!
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