The official trailer for "Draft Day" has been released. The movie, which hits theaters on April 11, stars Kevin Costner as the Browns general manager.
The plot, as explained by co-writer and avid Browns fan, Rajiv Joseph during a March 2013 interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
"It's a movie that takes place in one day," Joseph said. "It's about the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. His professional and personal lives collide on the day of the NFL draft. He has these draft picks and he's trying to save his team, which is going down the drain. Not a big stretch for many Browns fans."
Also appearing in the movie: Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Sam Elliott and Terry Crews.
Part of the filming took place at Radio City Music Hall last April during the 2013 NFL Draft. We were there and took this photo during a break in shooting.
At Radio City just now director Ivan Reitman & Frank Langella share a moment while shooting a movie about the Browns. pic.twitter.com/wq9EpbjvxV— ryan wilson (@ryanwilson_07) April 26, 2013
Udpate: So, we somehow forgot that we actually cast the movie's major players last April. Sorry, Costner, you're out. Oh, and we went with our own working title, too (thanks to Will Brinson for that).