We know, we know, the fandom collision that is the baseball team of Undrafted has us all super excited about tomorrow's premiere. And trust me, the film does not disappoint. Want a sneak peak at the film? Check out these three clips from the movie, which premieres in select theaters and on iTunes tomorrow, July 15th.
The D-Backs are a ragtag intramural team who set out to play what should be a meaningless summer baseball game, but it quickly turns into the most important game of their lives. This collection of characters – the reliever turned starting pitcher (Tyler Hoechlin), a hot dog power hitter (Chace Crawford), an outfielder with anger management issues (Joe Mazzello), a player coach with clipboard envy (Duke Davis Roberts), an over-eager catcher (Ryan Pinkston), the old guy who shouldn’t be playing anymore (Philip Winchester), and the guy everyone forgot was on the team (Matt Bush) – truly gives new meaning to the phrase “amateur status”.
As they struggle to transition away from baseball and towards an uncertain future, the best player among them (Aaron Tveit) - who they all felt should have gotten drafted - has to deal with the news that his big league dreams were dashed, leaving him grappling with why he should still play. One game can be just another box score, but when it's played by a team galvanized around the love of the game, and for the pride they have in each other, it can define a lifetime.
Written and directed by Joe Mazzello (“Jurassic Park”, HBO’s “The Pacific”, “The Social Network”), Undrafted is based on the real life experiences of Joe’s brother, a collegiate baseball star who was skipped over in the Major League Baseball draft.
Undrafted premieres in select theaters and available on iTunes starting July 15th!