Danny Huston Turns Ball Coach For “Playoff”

Danny Huston (“Edge of Darkness,” “Robin Hood”) has joined the sports drama “Playoff” for Egoli Tossell, Fidelite Films and Topia Communications says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the real-life story of Israeli basketball coach Ralph Klein, Huston plays a Holocaust survivor who coaches Tel Aviv to victory at the European basketball championships.

He soon gets a call to train the German national team in Frankfurt and despite public outrage, he agrees to the job. His stay in Germany causes him to confront his childhood memories.

Israeli director Eran Riklis (“Lemon Tree”) helms the project and filming kicks off June 29th in Frankfurt.