Fox is Looking to Remake ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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I know I shouldn’t be surprised whenever a remake is announced, but this one just felt a little more out of left field than usual. Fox is planning to remake Rookie of the Year. They are getting Dan Gregor and Doug Mand to rewrite the film according to Deadline, and Gregor is even reportedly wanting to direct. Here’s the synopsis of the original:

A freak accident causes 12-year-old Little League player Henry (Thomas Ian Nicholas) to become such a powerful and accurate pitcher that the Chicago Cubs sign the junior high student to a contract. Unprepared for such a high-pressure environment, Henry falters until aging fastballer Chet Steadman (Gary Busey) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to play in the big leagues. Meanwhile, his mother’s venal boyfriend (Bruce Altman) tries to sell Henry’s contract to a hated opposing team.

What do you think of this reboot? Who should star?

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