Fox Atomic Scores Home Run With Bill Buckner
Former Major League Baseball Player Bill Buckner Appears in Fox Atomic’s Film, The Comebacks, Where He Spoofs the 1986 World Series Game
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fox Atomic announced today that former Major League Baseball player Bill Buckner will make his feature film debut in The Comebacks, Fox Atomic’s upcoming sports spoof comedy from the producers of Wedding Crashers. The Comebacks hits theaters nationwide this Friday, October 19th.
Buckner, who reenacts his historical ‘moment’ from the 1986 World Series game in The Comebacks, will appear on ESPN’s “Hot Seat” on Wednesday, October 17th. On the show, Buckner will discuss his role in the movie, the 1986 World Series game and his continued support and love for the Boston Red Sox, who are currently in the playoffs.
Bill Buckner’s career in baseball spanned over twenty years, during which time he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox.
WHERE: ESPN’S THE HOT SEAT
TUNE-IN: Wednesday, 10/17
From the producers of Wedding Crashers, THE COMEBACKS is a hilarious comedy that spoofs the best inspirational sports movies ever made. The film stars David Koechner, best known for his role as “Champ” in Anchorman, and Carl Weathers.
As Coach Lambeau Fields puts together Heartland State’s new football team, he and his misfit squad manage to mock every sport movie of the last three decades. As they hit the field on the way to the championship game, they take on the likes of Rocky, Field of Dreams, Seabiscuit, Blue Crush, Stick It and The Longest Yard among countless others.
About Fox Atomic
Fox Atomic is a culturally branded entertainment company providing theatrical movies and digital content targeting the 17-24-year-old demographic. Their next release will be the sports comedy The Comebacks (October 19th). Atomic also houses a graphic novel division, with distribution through sister company Harper Collins. Formed in 2006, this new entity of Fox Filmed Entertainment produces and acquires product spanning all media platforms, and various genres.