As football season gears up for kick-off, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the Kevin Costner-starring film Draft Day!
The film lands on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 2 and digital download August 19 and follows the goings-on during one fateful day as the General Manager (Costner) of the Cleveland Browns navigates the tricky waters of who to select with their first round pick.
As teased in the Draft Day trailer, this tough decision is made complicated as he has to deal with a headstrong coach (Denis Leary), the team lawyer (who’s also his girlfriend, played by Jennifer Garner) and a central Ohio fan base who has more than a few opinions on exactly who should become a Cleveland Brown by the time the clock is up and the Browns make their pick.
Our clip features the film’s director Ivan Reitman (check out one of his best and watch Ghostbusters online) talking about how the casting of the coach was integral to the entire film working.
Reitman dishes why Leary was the clear choice, and Leary also chimes in as to why he didn’t want to get his hopes up, for fear of it not coming together.
Draft Day is powerful, heartwarming and has a surprising amount of suspense as the NFL Draft scenes unfold. It also stars Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn and Chadwick Boseman.
Check back for more on the Draft Day DVD and Blu-Ray with our review. Just a hint: If that 58-minute making-of bonus feature doesn’t get you excited for football, nothing will!
Given the fact that Costner has made more great sports movies than anyone else, take a look at our slideshow of the man's greatest hits!