Folger & His Balls of Fury

By Garth Franklin Wednesday October 19th 2005 04:01PM

Rogue Films has set Dan Fogler, the Tony-winning star of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," for the lead in comedy "Balls of Fury" reports Variety.

Written by "Reno 911" creators Thomas Lennon & Ben Garant, and directed by Garant, Fogler will play an accomplished Ping-Pong player who's disgraced on the world stage and relegated to using his prowess to make a living as a Vegas act -- until he's enlisted by the CIA to make a comeback.

Lennon also is expected to play a key role in the film, which will shoot next spring. Fogler, who will remain with the stage musical until early next year, is also in talks to play a supporting role alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder in the Todd Phillips-directed "School for Scoundrels" for the Weinstein Co.

Thanks to 'Marnie'