At Sundance in January, the movie Million Dollar Man was announced, with Luke Wilson attached to the title role. It’s been slightly stuck in development since then, but now it’s moving forward as Variety reports Emmanuelle Chriqui has taken the female lead in the indie sports comedy.
The flick is about a man (Wilson) who’s down on his luck and working as a driver for a soft drinks company. He then gets a second chance in life playing a football kicker, which is presumably when he becomes the million dollar man of the title. Chriqui will play the obligatory love interest who helps to get him in shape.
Scott Marshall, who’s the son of Valentine’s Day director Garry Marshall, is set to direct the film from a script by Alex Schrader.