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Draft Day movie appeals R-rating and gets PG-13

Draft Day

Draft DayKevin Costner will presumably be seen by a much wider audience as he takes on the role of Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. After initially receiving an R-rating for the upcoming Draft Day film, director Ivan Reitman and Lionsgate have gotten that knocked down to PG-13 on appeal. According to the report in the Hollywood Reporter, the film initially received the R-rating for “brief strong language.” It’s hard to believe a film about the inner workings of the Browns would only have “brief” strong language, but it is fiction, I guess.

The real Browns cooperated with the film production this past year, with Alec Scheiner saying that the movie was “good for the NFL. It’s good for the Browns. It’s good for Cleveland.”

The film – also starring Jennifer Garner, Tom Welling, and Ellen Burstyn – will open April 11th and I’m sure it will sell tickets at an even faster pace in Cleveland now that it’s PG-13 instead of rated R.

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  • humboldt

    After watching the trailer I want to appeal for the film to be downgraded to B-movie status.

  • JNeids

    “It’s hard to believe a film about the inner workings of the Browns would only have “brief” strong language”
    If it’s not allowed at the stadium, then maybe the FO practices what it prea…ok I just couldn’t finish that with a serious face. But most of the questionable language probably comes (rightfully) from the fans.

  • JNeids

    “It’s hard to believe a film about the inner workings of the Browns would only have “brief” strong language”
    If it’s not allowed at the stadium, then maybe the FO practices what it prea…ok I just couldn’t finish that with a serious face. But most of the questionable language probably comes (rightfully) from the fans.

  • Bluedog93

    Hey! WFNY gets to cover good news about a Browns-related topic!

  • Kildawg

    The questionable language (potential), especially from Denis Leary, must have been drastically minimized for the movie to get a PG13 rating on appeal from my initially predicted R rating.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    F*&% I wanted it to be R!!! ;=)

  • Ezzie Goldish

    I laughed out loud at the “hard to believe” line. Well done, sir.

  • Garry_Owen

    Inspired by this success, the real Browns have now appealed their rating, too.

  • Du

    If The Wolf of Wall Street can get an R rating, Draft Day probably should have gotten a PG rating.