Josh Hartnett and Sam Rockwell are set to star in End Zone, a George Ratliff-directed adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel, reports Variety. Kat Dennings will also star.
Ratliff wrote the script with David Gilbert. Filming begins February in New Mexico.
DeLillo set his second novel in the world of Texas college football.
Hartnett will play a gifted running back who is fumbling his attempts to acclimate to stardom. Dennings plays a student who captivates the jock. Rockwell plays the school’s excitable publicist. Yet to be cast is a teacher of international terrorism and mass destruction who sees the running back as the perfect soldier/student.