Billy Bob Thornton is following up his success in American football film Friday Night Lights by playing a baseball coach in a remake of 1976 WALTER MATTHAU comedy THE BAD NEWS BEARS.

Thornton, who once had a promising baseball career until injury ruined his sporting dreams, will play the coach of a no-hope kids team with unlikely championship dreams.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS star Greg Kinnear is in negotiations to join the OSCAR-winner in the film.

25/10/2004 21:15