Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are finally bringing their husband and wife chemistry to the big screen this summer in the baseball drama Bottom of the 9th. Shortly after acquiring the movie at Cannes earlier this year, Saban has released the trailer and poster for this surefire crowd pleaser.
A tragic mistake lands 19 year old baseball phenom Bobby Stano (Joe Manganiello) in jail before his burgeoning professional baseball career gets off the ground. Now at 39 and fresh out of prison he works to win back his respect, his family, his lost love and his dream of being a professional baseball career. From a producer of Creed and Rocky Balboa.
Saban Films announced earlier this month that they had picked up North American distribution rights to director/screenwriter/author/musician Raymond De Felitta’s (City Island, Madoff) Bottom of the 9th. Written by Robert Bruzio and formerly titled Stano, this heartfelt baseball drama stars Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) and his real-life wife Sofía Vergara (Modern Family, The Emoji Movie) in their magnetic joint-acting debut. Manganiello produced with his brother Nick Manganiello under their 3:59 banner, alongside William Chartoff and Lynn Hendee.
Bottom of the 9th follows a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid, ultimately robbing him of a professional baseball career and the love of his life.
Though only recently acquired by Saban, they aren’t wasting anytime getting this in theaters. The film is slated for a theatrical bow on July 19th, and it will also debut On Demand and digital simultaneously that same day. Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley had this to say about the movie.
“This is the excellent first joint project for Joe and Sofia and their real-life chemistry shines on screen. Bottom of the 9th is really heartfelt, our audiences will love this endearing story of second chances and perseverance.”
Joe Manganiello went onto say this.
“I couldn’t be happier to be collaborating with Saban on the release of Bottom of the 9th. It was a labor of love for me and I am so lucky to be partnered with people so genuine and passionate about the film. They are the perfect partners.”
Saban released the trailer this week, along with the first poster. If you’re looking for a break from the over the top bombastic summer blockbusters, and yearn for something a little more off fashioned, be sure to check out the winning duo of Joe Manganiello & Sofia Vergara. You don’t even have to leave the house for this one.