Dennis Quaid is returning to the mound, or at least trying to keep his son away from it, in the new baseball drama The Hill.
Briarcliff has acquired the real-life sports story, and set the film for a summer release.
Quaid plays Pastor James Hill, the overly protective father of Rickey Hill (Colin Ford). Destined for baseball greatness in spite of his physical limitation, Rickey strives to achieve his dream of making it to the big leagues. The script is sure to be a favorite of dads and grandpas everywhere, as the script comes from Angelo Pizzo, who wrote Hoosiers and Rudy. He also penned the more faith-based My All American, which this film more closely resembles. The cast also includes Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard) and Scott Glenn (Greenland).
The Hill arrives in theaters on August 18.