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Billy Bob Thornton could be starring in a baseball film

Billy Bob Thornton could be starring in a baseball film

Billy Bob Thornton could be starring in a baseball film

Billy Bob Thornton could be starring in sports drama Three Nights.

The Bad Santa star is rumoured to be joining the film with Edward Burns, reported Variety.

He is expected to be cast as the team's pitching coach, with Edward as catcher Mike Matheny.

The baseball drama, which will be directed by David Anspaugh, is loosely based on Buzz Bissinger's book of the same name, which follows the strategic decisions made by manager Tony La Russa during a three-game series between the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs in 2003.

Billy Bob - who received a best adapted screenplay Oscar for 1996's Sling Blade - will next be seen in comedy The Baytown Disco alongside Eva Longoria and Thomas Sangster.

PA