The Hollywood Reporter, he’s attached to star in an untitled dramedy about an injured big league player who gets sent back to the minors — “where the only place he can find lodging is in a senior citizens’ home.”Bradley Cooper may be a member of The A-Team now, but he could be Double-A or Triple-A in the baseball flick Disney is developing. According to
“There,” the trade continues, “he meets an old baseball guru who helps lead him back.”
Let’s break this down. Immediately, I had two regrets: Paul Newman isn’t around to play the senior citizen (he would’ve been great), and Kevin Costner isn’t old enough. But moving beyond those disappointments, this concept — now being developed by Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps scribe Allan Loeb — definitely has promise. The minor leagues are full of ridiculous fodder (see: Bull Durham), and we love seeing men from two different generations talk America’s favorite pastime (see: Field of Dreams). Plus, the ladies in that senior citizens’ home are gonna love Cooper, and he looks really good scruffy (you know we’re gonna have the too-down-and-out-to-even-shave montage).
Are you digging this as much as I am? Don’t even try to pretend you don’t enjoy a good sports film from the Mouse House: The Rookie, Remember the Titans, Invincible, Miracle, Cool Runnings, The Mighty Ducks. Who would you like to see cast as Cooper’s mentor in the home? Robert Redford seems a natural fit. But I also have a dream of Clint Eastwood playing gruff in a Disney film…