Garret Dillahunt joins already announced John C. McGinley as the two protagonists hit the Nashville set of “Rounding Third,” a tale of baseball and fatherhood reminiscent of “The Bad News Bears,” meets the “Odd Couple.” I’m really looking forward to this film with Garret. Oh how much I miss Mr. Burt Chance. They need to bring Raising Hope back.
Robert Deaton and George Flanigen are making their feature film debut with the adaption of the Richard Dresser theatrical play of the same name. Oscar-winning producer Fred Roos serves as one of the executive producers of the film shooting at several locations in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Rounding Third,” centers on the two lead actor’s characters that coach a little league baseball team in which McGinley’s character is the head coach and his son is a member. His win-at-all-costs attitude butts heads with his new assistant coach (Dillahunt), as they have very different philosophies about the game and in turn out to motivate the team.
“We feel so honored and excited to be shooting our first feature with such talent as John and Garrett,” says Robert Deaton and George Flanigen. “We feel we have assembled an incredible cast and crew of seasoned and lauded professionals to make our vision become the reality it is,” they continued.
Additional credits for the film include Nashville entertainment heavyweights Joe Galante, Scott Borchetta, Clarence Spalding and Clint Higham as executive producers.
Dillahunt has a distinguished acting career on Broadway, as well as in film and television. He is well noted for his dual roles in the HBO series Deadwood, a 3-year stint of E.R., and numerous other television roles, including his most recent co-staring role on Fox TV’s Raising Hope. He has appeared in such films as No Country For Old Men, The Road, Winter’s Bone and others.
Already announced, the award-winning McGinley is most notable for his roles as Sergeant Red O’Neill in Oliver Stone’s Platoon and Marv in Wall Street. His TV roles include Dr. Perry Cox on the popular comedy Scrubs. Aside from acting, he has also written and produced for film and television, is an author and speaks on behalf of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.