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A sampling of sports-related films coming to the multiplex

TALLADEGA NIGHTS (Aug. 4)
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly
Director: Adam McKay
Studio: Sony
Logline: NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby vies to be racing’s top driver.

INVINCIBLE (Aug. 25)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear
Director: Ericson Core
Studio: Disney
Logline: A Philadelphia Eagles fan suffers personal tragedy and tries to make the team as a walk-on.

CROSSOVER (Sept. 1)
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan
Director: Preston Whitmore
Studio: TriStar
Logline: Two talented streetball players try to unseed the top playground team, all while figuring out what their futures hold.

EVERYONE’S HERO (Sept. 15)
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy
Director: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Logline: Animated tale of a boy who overcomes obstacles to help Babe Ruth and the Yankees win the World Series.

GRIDIRON GANG (Sept. 15)
Cast: The Rock
Director: Phil Joanou
Studio: Sony
Logline: Teenagers at a juvenile detention facility, under the tutelage of their probation officer, form a football team to build self-confidence.

WE ARE MARSHALL (Oct. 27)
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox
Director: McG
Studio: Warner Bros.
Logline: After the Marshall U’s football team’s plane crashes, the coach tries to keep the program alive.

ROCKY BALBOA (Dec. 22)
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia
Director: Stallone
Studio: MGM
Logline: Coming out of retirement, Rocky gets a chance to fight the champ and regain past glory.

P.D.R. (Dec. 22)
Cast: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac
Director: Sunu Gonera
Studio: Lionsgate
Logline: Biopic of Jim Ellis, who formed a swim team for troubled youths in Philadelphia.

BALLS OF FURY (Jan. 26)
Cast: Christopher Walken, Jason Scott Lee
Director: Ben Garant
Studio: Rogue
Logline: A ping-pong champ is asked by the feds to infiltrate a high-stakes tournament and take down a mob boss.

BLADES OF GLORY (March 30)
Cast: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder
Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Studio: Paramount
Logline: Two Olympic ice skaters banned from singles competition try to find a way to become a pairs team.

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