Shankman Is Playing for Pizza

Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “The Pacifier”) will direct the film adaptation of John Grisham’s “Playing for Pizza” for Phoenix Pictures and Offspring Entertainment reports Variety.

J. Mills Goodloe will adapt the story about a veteran NFL quarterback who winds up on a semi-pro team in Italy after blowing his last chance to lead a team to the Super Bowl.

Shankman plans to make his next directorial outing and planning a spring production start in Italy.