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Richard Linklater Baseball Comedy to Release April 15

Paramount has set Richard Linklater’s baseball comedy — formerly titled “That’s What I’m Talking About” — for an April 15 release.

The studio also moved its untitled comedy, which had been starring Leslie Mann, out of that release slot with no new date set.

Megan Ellison is producing the baseball movie along with Sean Daniel, Linklater, Sandra Adair, John Sloss and Ginger Sledge. Daniel and the late Jim Jacks partnered with Linklater on his breakout 1993 teen comedy “Dazed and Confused.”

The pic is the first film for Linklater following his Oscar-nominated family drama “Boyhood.”

Blake Jenner stars as a new pitcher on a highly ranked college baseball team that also parties extensively. Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain and Glen Powell also star.

The movie — set in the 198os in Texas — has also been informally titled “Everybody Wants Some.” It’s Linklater’s second baseball comedy following 2005’s “Bad News Bears” reboot.

Paramount picked up U.S. rights to the Mann comedy in May from “The Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Judd Apatow and Josh Church were producing along with Block Entertainment and Merced Media, with Lucas and Moore writing and directing.

Block Entertainment began selling the project at Cannes. However, Mann and Apatow departed from the project — known unofficially as “Bad Moms” — in June.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Merced Media is fully financing the project; Bill Block and Merced’s Raj Brinder Singh are producing.

Linklater’s film will open during the early weeks of the Major League Baseball season. It will launch against Universal’s “The Best Man Wedding,” Disney’s live-action “The Jungle Book” and Lionsgate’s “Mechanic: Resurrection.”

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