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They're making a Cubs movie — and Bill Murray might play Joe Maddon

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They're making a Cubs movie — and Bill Murray might play Joe Maddon

Bill Murray as Joe Maddon? Yes please.

Apparently the folks in Hollywood are making a Cubs movie — or more accurately, they're making a movie based on David Ross' book, "Teammate."

And, according to a report from Deadline, Murray, the legendary Cubs fan and comedic actor that he is, is in talks to play the skipper who guided the Cubs to their curse-smashing World Series win last fall.

“Are you serious?” said manager Joe Maddon when finding out. “He’s much better looking than me. And second of all, it’s very flattering if that is true. He would totally dig on that, just the part of being on the baseball field as a manager.”

That's some dream casting right there. Here's hoping history is slightly rewritten for the movie so Murray's Maddon gets to bust a ghost or two before Game 7.

There's no other casting news in the report, but this seems like a good plan considering Game 7 of the World Series seemed straight out of a movie, what with the home runs and the blown save and the rain delay and the 108-year baseball curse broken and all.

And Murray should be able to bring some real-life emotion to the role. He was there, after all.

Next question: Who does Eddie Vedder get to play?

Bill Murray accepts Cubs' ESPY for Best Moment, continues to celebrate World Series win

Bill Murray accepts Cubs' ESPY for Best Moment, continues to celebrate World Series win

Has Bill Murray stopped celebrating the Cubs' World Series win yet? Apparently not.

Murray, a die-hard Cubs fan, accepted the Cubs' ESPY award for Best Moment on Wednesday, which the North Siders earned by ending an 108-year drought after beating the Cleveland Indians in seven games to bring home the Commissioner's Trophy.

When Murray took the stage, he basically just continued to celebrate the Cubs' World Series win with David Ross and actor Nick Offerman.

Take a look:

Ross also broke out some of his moves from Dancing with the Stars. (He even warned us)

The scene ended with everybody pouring champagne on each other's heads. Because why not?

Click here to watch the full video.

Cardinals fan Jon Hamm recounts Bill Murray's World Series prank

Cardinals fan Jon Hamm recounts Bill Murray's World Series prank

Jon Hamm confirmed the rumor he had a "run-in" with Bill Murray after Game 5 of the World Series at Murphy's Bleachers right next to Wrigley Field.

Hamm is a devout Cardinals fan who trolled Cubs fans by sporting a St. Louis hat at Wrigley for all three World Series games:

As the legend goes, Murray — the most famous Cubs fan — met Hamm after the game at Murphy's, saw the "Mad Men" star wearing a Cardinals hat, ripped it off Hamm's head and tossed it outside.

Hamm confirmed the story on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning:

Patrick asks Hamm if there was a "run-in" with Murray during the World Series.

Hamm's answer:


"Yes there was, in the best possible way because the Cubs had won Game 5. I had been there in Chicago for [Games] 3 and 4 and 5. And as you may know, Mr. [Joe] Buck is a friend of mine and he was calling all the games for the big network. And he said, 'Come meet us over at the place next to the stadium.' And I was there by myself - I was watching the game by myself - so I said, 'OK, I will.' and I met him over there and the usual suspects are there. And the Murray boys - and girls; the whole Murray family was there - and Billy grabbed my hat and threw it over the wall into the alley and so I had to go through a door and pick up my hat out of the alleyway and put it back on and walk back into the party. It was very funny."

Classic Bill.