Football tough guys BILL ROMANOWSKI, BRIAN BOSWORTH and MICHAEL IRVINE have joined the cast of THE LONGEST YARD remake - to give the film an authentic look.

The trio will also work as consultants, advising the film's stars ADAM SANDLER and Chris Rock about football plays.

Sandler convinced former DALLAS COWBOYS superstar Irvine to sign up for the film after beating him in a one-on-one basketball game.

The original 1974 film, about a football game between prisoners and their guards, starred Burt Reynolds, who returns to appear in the remake.

09/07/2004 09:16