Actress Mira Sorvino is developing a baseball movie for her sportsman-turned-actor husband CHRISTOPHER BACKUS to star in. Backus was a professional baseball player before quitting the sport to pursue his acting dreams. The 26-year-old will star in the film, which Sorvino will direct. The actress, who wed Backus in 2004, says, "The day we penned the first five pages was so exciting. We'd been talking about it for years, but then one day we just hired a babysitter to take the kids to the museum and sat there and banged stuff out."