First Teaser for Baseball Drama 'Spaceman' Featuring Josh Duhamel
"Is this what I think it is?" Filmbuff has released a teaer trailer for the baseball drama called Spaceman, about the infamous all-star MLB pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Actor Josh Duhamel plays Lee, a former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher who was booted from the MLB for his love of marijuana and "outspoken politics". The full cast includes Ernie Hudson, W. Earl Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Carlos Leal, Peter Mackenzie and Emma Rose Maloney. This is just the first teaser so it's more of a quick introduction than a full-on trailer, but it looks like it'll be quite fun and funky and full of purple haze. Enjoy.
Here's the first official teaser trailer for Brett Rapkin's Spaceman, direct from Filmbuff's YouTube:
From the executive producer of Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump comes the film Spaceman, the mostly-true story of former all-star MLB pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee. In the twilight of a long career as one of baseball's all-time great eccentrics, Lee (Josh Duhamel) is cut from the Montreal Expos in 1982. Though Lee finds himself blackballed by the rest of the league for his outspoken politics (his views being "somewhere to left of Che Guevara") and notoriously enthusiastic drug use, he refuses to quit the game. As of 2016, he still hasn't. Spaceman is both written & directed by American filmmaker Brett Rapkin, who has been making other sports docs for years including the documentary Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey previously. Filmbuff will launch Spaceman in theaters starting on August 19th late this summer. Anyone?