First Look: Clooney, Zellweger, Krasinski in Leatherheads
For a while, Leatherheads was set to arrive in theaters in December of this year. If it weren't for its release date change to April of 2008, we would've probably seen this by now. Leatherheads is a football romantic comedy (or so they claim) set in the 1920s directed by and starring George Clooney. It's about a "college sensation" football player, played by "Office" star John Krasinski, that is drafted to a professional team with Clooney as the coach, and the ensuing romance and madness. Besides a photo released in the middle of this year, we have your first look at the 3 main characters.
The flick is written by both Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly. If you don't know who Rick Reilly is, you should probably read up about him and/or some of his articles. My friend Jessica goes on and on about how he's one of the greatest sports writers ever, so I think that's is a good sign for Leatherheads.
These promo shots are Cinematical exclusive and come from a cardboard theatrical standee that you'll probably see down in the lobby of your local movie theater. But incase you don't tend to make it down there often, which would be incredibly unfortunate, we've got them right here for you to enjoy.
Leatherheads, which is being coined as a sports-oriented romantic comedy set against the formation of professional football in the 1920s, stars Clooney as the owner of a failing team who, in an attempt to turn things around, convinces former college football star and decorated war hero Carter Rutherford (Krasinski) to join the team. And when cub reporter Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) enters the equation, both men will find it hard to keep their eyes on the ball and off of her.
I'll be completely honest - Renée Zellweger looks absolutely gorgeous with blonde hair! Even more than I've ever thought of her! This one is already on my list to look for in 2008, and these posters make me even more curious. Essentially they're doing their job and I'll hold my real opinion until I see a trailer first.
Period comedy? Not sure. Didn't George Clooney already tried to do an old-fashioned romantic comedy and we got the mixed bag called Intolerable Cruelty. I'm hopeful, though, because the man is a good director.
Charlie on Dec 14, 2007
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