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Sedgwick Teams with "The Rock" for "Game Plan"

Kyra SedgwickKyra Sedgwick will star opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Walt Disney Pictures' family football comedy "The Game Plan," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film follows the journey of a football player who discovers that he has a seven-year-old daughter and now must learn how to be a father.

Sedgwick, who was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work on TNT's drama "The Closer," will play Johnson's ruthless, over-the-top sports agent who doesn't care about the daughter.

Bebe Neuwirth and Morris Chestnut are also attached to the project. Madison Pettis plays the daughter.

The script was penned by Audrey Wells, Nichole Millard and Kathryn Price. Andy Fickman ("Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical") will direct. Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, who seem to specialize in sports films (their latest was the football movie "Invincible"), are producing.

Production on the movie was originally slated to begin last June, but was postponed after Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during football practice for the film. Production is now set to start Sept. 24 in Boston.

Meanwhile, if you can't wait the long months to see "The Rock" in a football film, you can catch him as a coach to teenagers at a juvenile detention center in "The Gridiron Gang," which premieres this week. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on September 14, 2006 12:06 PM
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Apparently, The Rock doesn't want to be called "The Rock" anymore. He wants people to call him by his real name...

I really don't care what people call him, I just think he's a bad actor that does bad movies. I really don't think Gridiron Gang is going to be all that good either. He should of stuck with wrestling...

-- Posted by: Jason at September 14, 2006 04:06 PM

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