Josh Hartnett and Sam Rockwell are set to star in “End Zone” reports Variety.
Hartnett will play a gifted running back who is fumbling his attempts to acclimate to stardom. Rockwell plays the school’s excitable publicist.
Kat Dennings plays a student who captivates Hartnett’s character. Yet to be cast is a teacher of international terrorism and mass destruction who sees the running back as the perfect soldier/student.
George Ratliff and David Gilbert adapted the Don DeLillo novel and Ratliff will direct. Shooting begins in February in New Mexico.