John Krasinski Approaching "Leatherheads"

December 01, 2006 09:11:28 GMT

Funnyman John Krasinski is engaged in talks to star in George Clooney's football romantic comedy "Leatherheads."

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"The Office" star John Krasinski is heading toward his next big screen role. The funnyman has been reported to be currently in negotiations to have a starring slot in "Leatherheads", a 1920s football romantic comedy of Universal Pictures production.

Up to this point, the project has already included George Clooney and Renee Zellweger in the cast lineup. Clooney himself has been confirmed to also take the director's seat while penning the script which he works on with Steven Schiff.

As for the story, "Leatherheads" revolves around team owner Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly, played by Clooney, who persuades a college star to give up his education and try his luck in a new professional league. Sydney Pollack, Grant Heslov, and Casey Silver are all producing.

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