With Will Ferrell looking to successfully rejuvenate his career with the NASCAR comedy Talladega Nights, other Hollywood stars are looking to boost their lagging careers with movies about niche sports. Here are a few coming down the pike over the next few months.
TITLE: Check, MateSTARRING:
The city of Sydney is picked to host the annual World Series of Chess tournament, and a hermit-like crocodile wrestler, Herman Herzwazzer (Hogan), scores a ticket to the competition after winning a crocodile throwing contest. Herzwazzer arrives at the arena to find that the Australian chess champion was killed when he was eaten by a crocodile that was mysteriously flying through the air. He guiltily volunteers to represent his home country and only has a week to learn the meaning of teamwork from a retired Russian chess master (Stanley Tucci). Pretty soon, the lovable Aussie is dropping infectious quips like, "That' not a knight. This is a knight." But will Herzwazzer come clean when his teacher reveals that his daughter was blinded when she gouged her eyeballs out after seeing
Crocodile Dundee 3
? TITLE: Gutterbrawl STARRING:
Steven Seagal SYNOPSIS:
The world of duckpin bowling has become a seedy underground of drugs, gambling, prostitution and intense competition. Only one man, semi-retired bowler and martial arts hobbyist Tommy Freeze (Seagal), can clean up the sport and take it back from the organized crime bosses who have overtaken it. Freeze learns the true meaning of teamwork with the help of a plucky sidekick, the do-ragged Killa Badd Dogg Killa (Ja Rule).
TITLE: No Time to ChewSTARRING:
When a bright young woman, Penny Fulbright (Lohan), gets kicked out of Harvard for fellating all five members of the Strokes in front of her entire sociology class, she moves to Japan to find herself. There, she meets Jack, an American competitive eater who discovers her immense talent for hot dog eating after she fellates the entire American team in less than 57 seconds. Jack teaches Fulbright the secrets of competitively eating hot dogs, as well as the true meaning of teamwork. But will the size disparity between the hot dogs that she must eat and the dicks of the sort of men who engage in competitive eating derail her chances?
TITLE: Synchronicity STARRING:
Katie Holmes SYNOPSIS:
A professional synchronized swimmer, Jennifer Heinz, (Holmes) meets a hunky professional diver with some unusual personality traits (Greg Louganis). Heinz falls in love with him despite the protests of her team that her new boyfriend seems to be over compensating for something. The team, led by a bitchy glory hog, Penny Entwhistle (Jessica Biel), devises a complicated plan to break the pair up before the world championships in Beijing. Entwhistle initially recruits a Zen master (Chow Yun-Fat) to drive a wedge between the couple with religious mumbo jumbo, but the master ends up teaching everyone the true meaning of teamwork.