Feb. 19, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Television actors Seth Meyers (left), Kevin Costner (second right) and Eva Longoria attend the game between the New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

“Draft Day” Movie Gaining Traction


A new movie is about to begin filming featuring the Buffalo Bills. The premise is simple and very familiar:
An aging general manager of a struggling franchise tries desperately to trade for the number overall pick in the NFL draft. The question is what types of sacrifices is he willing to make in order to make it happen.

The movie will star Kevin Costner as the aging general manager and “Ghostbusters” Ivan Reitman will be the director. Filming for this movie is supposed to start this fall but film crews have been seen lately, scouting locations in the city and forging ahead with ideas. It is still unknown whether or not filming will actually take place in Buffalo, but one thing is for certain, Bills headquarters at One Bills Drive will be involved one way or another. The film is currently owned by Lionsgate Films, which purchased the rights from Paramount Pictures.

If anything having the Bills appear in a major screenplay is nothing but good marketing. It has helped other struggling franchises to garner a new fan base even if has been for reasons outside of football. Any publicity is good publicity. It has been a recipe used by other organizations from the Indians in “Major League” the Knicks in “Eddie” to the Rangers in “Mystery Alaska.”

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