Catherine Zeta-Jones and Judy Greer Joining Gerard Butler Comedy

“Playing the Field” is about a former pro soccer player who coaches his kid's soccer team — and falls for another child's mother

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Judy Greer are joining Nu Image/Millennium's "Playing the Field," a sports comedy starring Gerard Butler, TheWrap has confirmed.

"Playing the Field" stars Butler as a former pro soccer player who runs into trouble when he coaches his son's youth team and starts getting involved with the moms.

Zeta-Jones (left) will play a television newswoman. Greer (below) will play a housewife.

The film also stars Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Jessica Biel.

Butler, Heidi Jo Markel, Kevin Misher, Jonathan Mostow and Alan Siegel are producing.

Also read: Gerard Butler in Talks to Star in Youth Soccer Comedy

"Playing the Field" originally was to be a baseball movie called "Confessions of a Little League Coach."

But interest in the 2010 World Cub convinced producers to switch sports.

And Butler, who is from Scotland, may make a more convincing soccer coach than baseball coach.

Robbie Fox ("So I Married an Axe Murderer") wrote the script. Gabriele Muccino is directing.

Zeta-Jones is repped by WME.

Greer is repped by CAA.

Zeta-Jones is also starring with Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall and Justin Timberlake in Stephen Frears' "Lay the Favorite," which is due out from Focus next year.

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