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The NFL shares this video clip of Jennifer talking about her new role in Draft Day!
Actress Jennifer Garner talks about the character she plays in the upcoming movie about the Cleveland Browns’ front office called “Draft Day”.
Draft Day Super Bowl Spot
Check out the Super Bowl Spot for Jennifer’s film Draft Day!
Jennifer Garner could’ve been calling shots for the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo News shared this great interview with Jen while she was publicizing her new film Draft Day.
NEW YORK — Oh, what might have been for Jim Overdorf.
If not for tax breaks in Ohio, the Buffalo Bills’ under-the-radar contract negotiator would have been movie star Jennifer Garner’s muse.
Garner was a guest with “TSN Drive” host Dave Naylor and me today at the Super Bowl media center in Manhattan. She was on Radio Row to promote the movie “Draft Day,” in which she and co-star Kevin Costner try to salvage the Cleveland Browns.
The Bills were supposed to be that team. Overdorf should have been the person Garner partnered with to research her role.
“Draft Day” director Ivan Reitman, who grew up in Toronto, wanted the film to be about the Bills and shot in Western New York. But a source told The Buffalo News the production reportedly saved $3 million by moving in Ohio instead.
Rather than shadow Overdorf, Garner spent her time studying Browns legal affairs director Megan Rogers to learn what being a capologist is all about.
“It’s tough,” Garner said. “It’s for lawyers. It’s a business affairs-kind of game, but there’s so much more art to it than that. … But you kind of have to have a million different kind of jobs rolled into one to be a capologist.
“I just basically stalked Megan Rogers, who runs the salary cap for the Cleveland Browns and followed her around and made her explain it to me over and over again and had lunch with her and took pictures of her desk. Then she would say, ‘That’s all confidential!’ I’d say, ‘I don’t care what’s written down. I just want my desk to look like yours. I’m just pretending.’ ”
Depicting a troubled organization was important to build “Draft Day” drama. The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs 14 straight years. The Browns are among the NFL’s most dysfunctional clubs.
“It made sense for us to be in a city like Cleveland or like Buffalo,” Garner said, “where the fans are beleaguered and the team is on its way back up.”
To listen to the interview go here.
Draft Day Press
Yesterday Jen spent the day promoting her new film Draft Day in New York at the Super Bowl. I have added images from the Draft Day Press Conference and her stop on Radio Row for Sirius XM.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Still
So excited to share the first still that has been released for Jennifer’s new film “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. The film will be released to theaters on October 10th!
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.
Draft Day Trailer!
We have the first trailer for Jen’s new film Draft Day!
Draft Day will be in theaters April 11th.
Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Congratulations to Jennifer and her castmates from Dallas Buyers Club on their SAG Awards Nomination!
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
12 YEARS A SLAVE
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER
Academy Conversations: “Dallas Buyers Club”
The Academy has released this video of the Academy Conversation with Jennifer and her Dallas Buyers Club co-star Matthew McConaughey and writers Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack, and producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter that was held last month!