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).