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?