6 June 2012 3:45 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Billy Bob Thornton is lining up another sports drama based on a book by Buzz Bissinger.  Variety reports that Thornton and Edward Burns will star in the baseball drama Three Nights from Friday Night Lights author Bissinger.  The book chronicles a three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs in 2003 and centers on the strategic decisions made by manager Tony La Russa.  Though Three Nights will be a fictionalized account of the book’s events, the success of last year’s Moneyball certain didn’t hurt the prospect of getting Three Nights into production. Bissinger wrote the screenplay himself, and David Anspaugh will direct.  If Anspaugh’s name doesn’t ring a bell, I should remind you that he also helmed two of the greatest sports movies ever made: Rudy and Hoosiers.  Thornton will play the team’s pitching coach while Burns will play starting catcher Mike Matheny. »


- Adam Chitwood

Report a problem



Similar News Items

"Friday Night Lights" (2006)
Billy Bob Thornton
Edward Burns (I)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners