‘Playing for Keeps’ Five Film Facts
Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler in FilmDistrict's "Playing for Keeps"
It must be really hard to be Gerard Butler in "Playing for Keeps," opening wide this weekend. The poor bloke has to fight off beauties like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman in order to win back the love of his ex-wife, Stacey, played by "It" girl Jessica Biel. We all know love will find a way, but here are Five Facts about "Playing for Keeps" you may not know.
Noah Lomax & Jessica Biel in FilmDistrict's "Playing for Keeps"
1. This is the first time 30-year-old Biel has ever played a mom on the big screen. But has playing a mom in the film got the recent newlywed thinking about having kids with husband Justin Timberlake? "Yeah sure," Biel told Good Morning America, "Especially, because the kid, Noah (Lomax), who played my son, is literally the coolest kid I've ever met."
A Guy Who Does Tricks
2. To prepare for the role of European Football star George Dryer, Butler played a ton of soccer while training with professionals. Not that he was opposed to that prospect. Butler grew up with the game, and used to be quite a good youth player. "When I was younger, I was a great player, but I was never a skillful player in terms of the kind of guy who could do tricks and keep it up. Now I'm the kind of guy who can do tricks and keep it up." You can see Gerard's passion for the game in the featurette above.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in FilmDistrict's "Playing for Keeps"
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