With Its 6th And 7th Selections, “Draft Day” Picks Ellen Burstyn And Josh Pence

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and are the latest talents drafted into the Hit List and Black List script .

Penned by up-and-comers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, the film revolves around the general manager of the Cleveland Browns as he spends the day of the National Football League draft frantically trying to get the number one pick for his struggling team. The film already has heavy-hitters Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary attached as well as Timothy Simons and Frank Langella. Burstyn will play the general manager’s (Costner) mother while Pence will play the draft’s projected first pick.

Director Ivan Reitman will produce with Tom Pollock and Ali Bell.

Oscar-winner (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”) Burstyn wowed audiences again with her harrowing performance as the mentally-ill Sara Goldfarb in “Requiem for a Dream” and will next appear in the drama “Wish You Well”. She is repped by .

Pence, who starred as Tyler Winklevoss in “The Social Network”, has since appeared in the critically underwhelming films “Fun Size” and “Gangster Squad”. He is repped by and will next appear in “The Silent Thief”.

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