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First 'Leatherheads' Movie Still

First 'Leatherheads' Movie Still

Here is the first movie still from screwball comedy Leatherheads, a fictionalized account of the origins of the NFL.

George Clooney plays the coach of a wannabe pro football team in the 1920s.

The Office‘s John Krasinski plays the World War I hero/star football player.

“At that time, the NFL was just a bunch of guys smashing heads in cornfields,” Krasinski said. “(He) realizes that if he can get a star college player, more people will come to see these quote-unquote professional teams.”

Renee Zellweger gets caught in a love triangle with Clooney and Krasinski‘s characters.

Joked Krasinski: “All the ladies can rest assured, George Clooney will always win. I’m no match for him.”

Leatherheads, directed and co-written by Clooney, is set for a Dec. 7 release.

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Photos: Universal Pictures
Posted to: George Clooney, John Krasinski, Renee Zellweger

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  • spunky

    I still think George is cute.

  • [~Famous~]

    I hope this film doesnt suck ass.

  • Lala

    Who fucking cares? I hate george clooney!

  • ole miss rebel

    I love George and Renee

  • tiger

    “Hello George!!”

    Renee looks good there. She wears a classic style well.

    Thanks Jared!! Seeing George always makes me smile.

  • Sara

    Jkras-so yummy!

  • Holly

    Loving John!

  • Jae

    Yay Renee! Love her

  • mj

    I love sexy, funny George! One of my favorites is “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” Hope this is as good.

  • SI LOYALIST

    Wrong Again Jared. This film was not co-written by George Clooney. Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly and a former SI intern wrote the screenplay for this film 15 years ago.

  • T Girl

    SI LOYALIST > actually you’ve got it wrong. Clooney re-wrote the script by Rick Reilly and the SI intern.

  • http://justjared.com Cat

    Love Renee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • uuuuii

    I love krasinski!

  • http://deleted flower

    I love george clooney! he is so cute, funny and sexy!

  • Allison

    Thank you Jared!
    I love all the John Krasinski scoop i can get!
    So thanks for alwasy having the update!

  • http://www.diywebsitebible.com.au Nicole

    George is so beautiful. Does anyone know when the movie will be released?

  • http://www.diywebsitebible.com.au Nicole

    i love george

  • Jennifer H. in Calgary

    John Krasinski over George Clooney, any day, any time! Nothing sexier than a man with a sense of humour.

  • T Girl

    Clooney’s got a pretty good sense of humour too Jennifer H. Check out, well, just about any interview he’s ever given.

  • Lisa

    Just wanted to say I worked on this film and met George, John and Renee. They are all great people. Though I never actually filmed with John. I love that film still. I actually sat in that room. Not while they were filming that particular scene though. Anyway it is true George rewrote this script originally written as a drama by Duncan Brantley. George changed it to a comedy. It should be great. He actually has another script by Mr. Brantley currently in the scriptwriting stage I believe. It will take place in NC.

  • Erin

    i can’t wait to see this movie i love john and just saw license to wed and was lets say less then blown away so hopefully this movie will help bump up johns movie star status