I recently mentioned that Alex Rodriguez will be making his acting debut in the movie “Friends with Benefits,” and filming has started with a bang.
It appears that baseball won’t be the only sport included in the film, as co-stars Justin Timberlake and Woody Harrelson recently shot some scenes for the movie while on the basketball court.
It appears that not every celebrity has converted their basketball fandom to the Miami Heat, although the Lakers bandwagon is just as loaded as ever.
Harrelson did “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell a couple of years back, a satirical movie about the ABA’s demise. Hopefully his skills have improved since then.
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Alex Rodriguez has been romantically linked to the likes of Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, and now the roidhead Yankees slugger will attempt to move into the movie genre himself.
A-Rod is well-accustomed to the spotlight playing for the world champion Yankees, so it should be an easy transition from Yankee Stadium to the big screen.
Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, and Andy Samberg are also set to star in the film, titled “Friends with Benefits,” so it looks like A-Rod will hit the ground running.
It is rumored that he will play himself in the movie, but his actual role has yet to be announced. My guess would be Rodriguez plays the “friend” whose “benefit” is the provision of steroids, for whatever reason. Brilliant plot line, right?
Usually celebrities and A-list Hollywood actors make a fool of themselves during charity sports events, but not Woody Harrelson.
Harrelson’s sports resume isn’t completely blank, as he starred in the basketball comedy ‘Semi-Pro’ , but he doesn’t have the ties to soccer like fellow co-star Will Ferrell does.
The UNICEF Celebrity Soccer game which featured an England squad against the Rest of the World team, both teams made up of celebrities and retired soccer players. Harrelson and other celebrities such as Mike Myers and Ricky Hatton played in front of a crowd of 65,000 at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The game was forced into a shootout after a 2-2 tie at the end of 90 minutes, and an unlikely hero emerged. Harrelson nailed his penalty shot to secure the victory for the Rest of the World team to the dismay of the home crowd.
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