Jennifer Garner spends more time being a mom than an actress nowadays, but when she finds a project she likes, she’s more than happy to sign on. Now she’s in talks to star alongside Kevin Costner in the upcoming football drama Draft Day, according to Variety.
Kevin Costner is set to star as the general manager of an American football team, who’s struggling to find the right player to select with their top overall pick. Jennifer Garner will play Costner’s secretary.
Ivan Reitman is directing from a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The project was initially set up at Paramount, but the option ran out and the studio put it into turnaround. When the script landed the top spot on the 2012 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays, Summit Entertainment entered negotiations for the distribution rights, and Kevin Costner became attached. it hasn’t been announced when it will shoot.