Cleveland-based 'Draft Day' movie begins filming

10:45 AM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- On the same day the NFL draft begins, Summit Entertainment is kicking off production on its "Draft Day" movie, which focuses on Cleveland Browns football.

While principal photography is underway in New York City to capture the real NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall, cameras will also be rolling Thursday night at Cleveland's Tilted Kilt.

The Tilted Kilt, which is located across from the Horseshoe Casino on Prospect Avenue, posted the following notice on their front door Thursday:  

A motion picture tentatively titled "Draft Day" will be filmed here today. By entering and by your presence here you consent to be photographed and filmed, and acknowledge that such photographs and film of you may be used in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity. You understand that all photography and filming will be done in reliance on this consent given by you.

If you do not wish to be filmed, do not enter the Tilted Kilt.

There's no pre-screening involved. Just show up at the restaurant by 8 p.m. and cameras will begin rolling as football fans watch the NFL draft play out.

Photos: Inside Cleveland's Tilted Kilt -

Summit Entertainment says "Draft Day" continues in the tradition of Costner's other sports themed films like "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams" and "Tin Cup."

An official with the movie studio says "Draft Day" is filled with adrenaline, high stakes, laughs and a "fantastic group of characters."

The movie is described as follows:

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

In addition to Costner, the movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary.

The film will also feature NFL players Demario Davis, James Brewer, Ramses Barden, Zoltan Mesko and Stephen Hill.

NFL and ESPN on-air talent Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock, Deion Sanders, Rich Eisen, Mel Kiperand and Chris Berman will also pop up in the "Draft Day."

The film is being directed by Ivan Reitman who is known for making "Stripes," "Ghostbusters," "Meatballs" and more.


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