Wednesday, February 27, 2008

And the Oscar won't go to....

We don't know why anyone would make this film either

From Dan Gross of the Daily News:

Filmmaker Tim Carr says he's still test-screening "Leaf," his half-narrative, half-documentary feature about former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf. He'll host a free screening at 8 p.m. March 6 at the Anthony Wayne Cinema (109 W. Lancaster Ave.) in Wayne.

Leaf, now a quarterback coach at West Texas A&M, was the No. 2 pick, after Peyton Manning, in the 1998 NFL draft. He started with the San Diego Chargers, but injuries, poor play, verbal abuse by reporters and fans, and confrontations with teammates led to his retirement in 2002. "Leaf" is Carr's directorial debut, but his acting credits include "All My Children" and "Rocky Balboa."

Former Eagles Hugh Douglas and Fred Barnett appear in "Leaf," as does former Soul player Keita Crespina.

Leaf is just the working title, other options were...

No country for terrible quarterbacks
There will be losing
Juno (he is going to be terrible right?)
Sweeney Dudd
The Assasination of Ryan Leaf by the coward Bobby Beathard
Gone Baby Gone (after 3 seasons)