Dennis Quaid Joins Football Comedy PLAYING THE FIELD March 21, 2011 Quaid and Gerard Butler to play rival footabll coaches in new sports comedy from ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ director Gabriele Muccino. Blackfilm reports that Dennis Quaid has joined the upcoming Gerard Butler sports comedy ‘Playing the Field.’ The movie co-stars Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Noah Lomax. The story follows George Dryer (Gerard Butler), a former soccer player who goes back to try and patch things up with his son (Noah Lomax) and estranged wife (Jessica Biel) – who is engaged to remarry someone else – and ends up coaching the boy’s soccer team. He becomes the subject of fascination and desire by every bored house wife in town, especially the gorgeous Patti (Uma Thurman) who sets out on a mission to seduce the coach. Dryer must try to survive the extreme temptations of Patti and advances of the other soccer moms, as well as revive his relationship with his son. Gabriele Muccino (‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ ‘Seven Pounds’) will directing from a script by Robbie Fox (‘Playing the Field,’ ‘In the Army Now’). The movie begins shooting this month.