The story initially called for Costner to be the Buffalo Bills‘ general manager, but thanks to Cleveland’s excellent incentives offered to filmmakers (it will save the movie about $3.5 million by moving the production to Ohio), the film will be shot in Cleveland and Costner’s character will be with the Browns, trading for the No. 1 overall pick on – you guessed it – draft day.
According to BuffaloNews.com, Costner’s character will be “trying to restore his team to past glory,” which is a monumental, seemingly impossible task for the actual front office of the Browns.
But this is a movie, and one should assume a move like this won’t blow up in Costner’s face. Or maybe it will. After all, this is the Browns we’re talking about.