Cannes 2011: Insidious distributor Playing The Field

Jessica Biel, Gerard Butler rom-com scores US release

Gerard Butler vehicle Playing The Field has scored a US release with Insidious and Soul Surfer distributor FilmDistrict.

The film, which is currently in production in Louisiana, sees Butler's broke playboy American Football star trying to reconnect with his ex-wife by coaching his son's soccer team.

Problem is once he starts, the attentions of the bored, lonely soccer moms from his son's team are too good a temptation to resist. 

Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid are all on board, and Gabriel Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds) is directing.

FilmDistrict is producer Graham King's (The Departed) venture, the company scored big in the US with the low budget Soul Surfer and Insidious both making big returns.

 

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