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Playing for Keeps" ('Playing The Field' )

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2012

Posted ImagePlaying for Keeps Dec. 7

PFK pics

"Inside Look" Playing for Keeps video!

#GerardButler's @PlayingForKeeps possible premiere in Italy?

7/23 - #GerardButler "Playing For Keeps" trailer debut August 7th

#GerardButler's "Playing For Keeps" first look in 8/13 People

6/2 - Playing The Field Release Date Change - moved up to Dec. 7, 2012 from Dec. 25th

5/17 - "Playing the Field" gets a Canadian distributor

Release Date Moved to Christmas Day 2012 = per Variety

2011

12/6 - FilmDistrict To Release 2012 Films Through Open Road And Sony

6/9/11 - U.S. Release Date March 9, 2012

5/13 - Cannes: Lionsgate picks-up "Playing The Field" for UK

5/12 - FilmDistrict Playing The Field with Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel (US Distribution)

Gerard Butler Begins Playing The Field

Interview with Gabriele Muccino ~ Spoiler alert!

3/21/11 - Dennis Quaid Joins Playing the Field

2/22/11 - Casting News!

2010

12/17/10 - March Start For 'Playing The Field'

8/10/10 - Gerard Butler and a soccer movie: A match made in Scottish heaven?

10/27/09 - Butler Sets Sights on "Slide," Hopes for "Happyness" Director


Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino is set to direct the Indy comedy film "Playing the Field," starring Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, and newcomer Noah Lomax. Numerous roles for soccer kids and soccer moms will be cast in Shreveport, Louisiana where filming will take place. The starring roles are being cast out of Los Angeles.

Gabriele Muccino has had success directing American films in the past with the Will Smith starring vehicles "Seven Pounds," and "The Pursuit of Happyness," as well as "The Last Kiss" which was a remake of his 2001 Italian film version of the same name.

Nu Image Films' Avi Lerner and Danny Dimport will executive produce, while Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel will produce under the banner of their production company Evil Twins Productions. Misher Films' Kevin Misher will also co-produce.

Writer Robbie Fox has the final draft of the script in place and ready to go before cameras in late March 2011. Fox's previous screenplay credits are "So I Married an Axe Murderer," "In the Army Now," and "Shooting Elizabeth". In addition to listed credits, Fox did uncredited script polishes for various TV and movies including "My Girl" with Dan Aykroyd and Macaulay Culkin, and Disney's animated "Runaway Brain".

"Playing the Field was originally written as a baseball story titled "Confessions of a Little League Coach," but producers decided to have Robbie Fox rewrite the script as a soccer themed film to give it a much more international appeal, thus selling more box office tickets and higher DVD sales. Besides, the hot-to-trot soccer mom sub-plot works much better than a little-league baseball moms plot would have!

Principal photography begins on March 28, 2011 in Shreveport, Louisiana and will continue through May 20, 2011. Extras will be cast throughout filming.

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