Bradley Cooper must be counting his lucky stars that he scored The Hangover, as after floating around in the background in Hollywood for years, he’s finally hit it big and become a fully fledged star. And being a star means attaching yourself to movies long before they’re going to get made, to try and help to sell the idea to Hollywood.
That’s just what he’s done with a currently untitled baseball pitch from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps screenwriter, Allan Loeb, which has just been snagged by Disney. THR reports that the dramedy centres on a baseball player who gets injured and has to go back to the minors where the only place he can find lodging is in a senior citizens’ home. There, he meets an old baseball guru who helps lead him back. The movie is said to be in the vein of Scent of a Woman and The Rookie, suggesting we’re in fully fledged inspirational territory, with a young whippersnapper learning a few things from the old pros.
Loeb has become a bit of a one man screenwriter industry, because as well as Wall Street 2, he’s also got Cheaters, which Ron Howard is currently directing, a remake of Escape From New York, the soon to be released Jennifer Aniston comedy The Switch, and Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It. He can sure churn them out.