Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel play soccer-moms in a comedy “Playing the field“ with Gerard Butler acting as soccer coach and dad in a Nu Image/Millennium Films venture, reports Variety.
Gerard Butler plays an ex-soccer professional trying to connect with his son by coaching his team. His problems start when moms of other kids start making unwanted romantic advances.
Jessica Biel plays Gerard’s ex-wife and Uma Thurman essays the role of a parent on the prowl.
Gabriele Muccino will direct the film with a script by Robbie Fox. Butler is also producing with his Evil Twins partner Alan Siegel, as well as Jonathan Mostow, Kevin Misher and Heidi Jo Markel.
It is reported by lovefilm.com that the story was originally based around a baseball team, but the sport was changed to soccer for better international appeal.
This will be Gerard’s second film as a sportsman this year; he has already signed up to star in Maverick , where he will play the role of a surfing teacher and mentor.
Thurman is slated to appear in Max Winkler’s, Ceremony, and Bel Ami opposite Robert Pattinson. She will also be seen as Lois Lane in the comedy, Movie 43.
Biel will appear in New Line’s rom-com, New Year’s Eve, which is a follow up to Valentine’s Day, which she also starred in.