Draft Day Movie

The greatest victories don't always happen on the field.

Draft Day movie poster

The general manager of the Cleveland Browns must fight to land the number 1 draft pick.

Who's Involved:

Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Kevin Costner, Rajiv Joseph, Denis Leary, Ivan Reitman, Frank Langella, Gigi Pritzker, Tom Pollock, Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Dunn, Scott Rothman, David Ramsey, Michael Buegg, Josh Pence, Chi McBride, Sean Combs, Griffin Newman, Brad Henke, Wade Williams

Release Date:

Friday, April 11, 2014 (Nationwide)

on appeal for brief strong language and sexual references

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin 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.

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Who stars in Draft Day: Cast List

"Let Him Go" , "Man of Steel"  

"Yes Day" , "Wonder Park"  

... Harvey Molina

"Unknown" , "The Trial of the Chicago 7"  

... Vince Penn

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" , "The Amazing Spider-Man"  

... Vontae Mack

"Avengers: Endgame" , "42"  

"Get Him to the Greek"  

"The Dark Knight Rises" , "Victor"  

"The Divide" , "Battle for Terra"  

"Hair Show"  


"Pawn Shop Chronicles" , "The Family Tree"  

"Fury" , "Choke"  

Who's making Draft Day: Crew List

A look at the Draft Day behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ivan Reitman last directed No Strings Attached and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. The film's writer Scott Rothman last wrote Army of One and Kokowaah.


Gigi Pritzker
Ivan Reitman

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Production: What we know about Draft Day?

Key Facts

  1. The script is on the 2012 Black List.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2013: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. April 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. Now filming in New York, which timed to the real NFL Draft going on.

  5. June 2012: The film was in Development status.

Draft Day Release Date: When was the film released?

Draft Day was released in 2014 on Friday, April 11, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Oculus, Rio 2 and Cuban Fury.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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