James Tupper Joins Millennium’s ‘Playing the Field’


Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Author:  Borys KitGerard Butler

James Tupper, best known for his TV roles in Men in Trees and Grey’s Anatomy, has booked a role in Playing the Field, the Gerard Butler-starring romantic comedy from Millennium.

Gabriele Muccino is directing the project, which centers on a former soccer star (Butler) who is forced to coach his son’s soccer team and then has trouble resisting the demanding yet seductive soccer moms.

Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones are among those in the cast.

Tupper will play the fiancé of Biel, Butler’s ex-wife, and the soon-to-be step-dad to Butler’s son.

Jonathan Mostow, Kevin Micher and Alen Siegel are producing.

Tupper, repped by ICM, Untitled and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum and will next be seen in Fox’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins, being released June 17.


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