The trailer for Gabriele Muccino’s Playing for Keeps has been released, starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Gerard Butler don his romantic comedy cap and melt the hearts of mums nationwide, but it very much looks like he’s back to do just that in the trailer for upcoming film, Playing for Keeps.
He’ll be joined by fellow rom-com aficionados Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid, in what promises to be a feel good (/feel sick) love story that’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy come its chilly February release date.
Butler takes on the role of an ex-football player who is depressed and down-on-his-luck since retirement, until he finds himself coaching his son’s football team in an attempt to re-establish their relationship. Meanwhile his ex-wife (Biel) is preparing to re-marry… Not to worry though, as Butler soon becomes the object of desire for many of the other young players’ mothers – or, as IMDB puts it, he finds himself “unable to resist when in scoring position with his players’ restless and gorgeous moms.” Ew.
As a self-proclaimed fan of Glasgow’s Celtic FC, it certainly looks as if Butler‘s thoroughly enjoying the chance to sport his team’s kit on the big screen – as well as the opportunity to make a return speaking in his Scottish accent.
The film comes from The Pursuit Of Happyness director, Gabriele Muccino, who it seems is no longer in need of a helping hand from Will Smith in order to score a big-name cast. Previously titled Playing the Field, it would appear that somewhere along the line the folks over at FilmDistrict decided that it wasn’t quite the sentiment they were going for, and made the switch to Playing for Keeps.
Playing for Keeps reaches UK cinemas on 1st February 2013 – we predict men across the nation being dragged along to Valentines Day screenings on the premise that it’s a film about football. In order to avoid disappointment, check out the trailer below: