George Clooney & Zellweger Join 'Leatherheads'

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney is set to direct Universal Pictures football drama Leatherheads, says Variety.

Renee Zellweger is also in talks to co-star in the romantic comedy set against the backdrop of pro football's formation in the 1920s.

The story revolves around an aging football player who coaxes a college star to drop out and try his luck in a new professional league. Clooney is said to be currently rewriting the script. Production begins next spring.

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