Date: 19th September 2006

Clooney takes on American football rom com

George Clooney to direct and star in a new romantic comedy about American football.

Renée Zellweger is in talks to co-star in the movie, entitled Leatherhead, reports Variety.

Universal Pictures is behind the film which is set at the time of pro football's formation in the 1920s.

Clooney is rewriting the script and will begin production in early spring.

Source: Press Release