*EURweb’s Lee Bailey spoke with NFL running back and now, actor Arian Foster as well as former NFL player and actor Terry Crews about their roles in the new Lions Gate film “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner.
Crews, who’s also known for his over the top comedic roles, tones it down considerably to play Foster’s father in the film.
Crews also outlined to Bailey how much easier it is for a comedic actor like him to switch to drama than for dramatic actors to do comedy.
And in his first ever acting role, outside of school plays and such, NFL (Houston Texans) running back Arian Foster explains how and why he was chosen for his role in the film.
In “Draft Day,” Terry Crews plays Earl Jennings, a former Cleveland Browns player and father to Arian Foster’s character Ray Jennings, who’s about to be drafted into the NFL. Both father and son want the Browns to choose Ray Jennings to continue the family legacy.
“Draft Day” is an sports dramedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. The premise revolves around the general manager of the Cleveland Browns (Costner) deciding what to do when his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
When the idea for the movie was first made public, the movie was to be centered around the Buffalo Bills, but the studio subsequently changed it to the Cleveland Browns because of cheaper production costs in Ohio.
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