The movie, based on the Adam Mervis play, centers on a college football team whose star quarterback initiates a players' strike just before the championship game to fight for fair compensation, equality, and recognition for the amateur athletes bringing in the big bucks for their schools. Chenoweth will play Bailey Lazor, the wife of Simmons’ Coach Lazor.
Mervis will pen the screenplay based on his stage work. Ric Roman Waugh directs the picture for STXfilms. Production starts this month in New Orleans.