Aaron Tveit is struggling with the fact that his ambitious career goal wasn’t fulfilled in the newly released trailer, poster and stills for his upcoming drama, ‘Undrafted.’ The SAG Award-nominated actor portrays a baseball star who was skipped over in the Major League Baseball draft, and his subsequent battle to find new meaning and purpose for his life. The assets were unveiled by distributor Vertical Entertainment, which will release the movie in theaters and on VOD on July 15.
‘Undrafted’ marks the feature film directorial debut for Young Artist Award-winning actor, Joe Mazzello, who has made a name for himself in such movies as ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Social Network.’ The filmmaker also appears in the baseball comedy alongside Tveit, Chace Crawford, Tyler Hoechlin, Philip Winchester, Jay Hayden, Michael Fishman, Matt Barr, Duke Davis Roberts, Manny Montana, Matt Bush, Toby Hemingway, Ryan Pinkston, David del Rio, Billy Gardell and Jim Belushi. Mazzello also served as a producer with Eric Fischer and Brianna Lee Johnson, while Tony Romo and Crawford executive produced the family movie.
The family comedy-drama is based on the real life experiences of Mazzello’s brother, a collegiate baseball star who was skipped over in the Major League Baseball draft. Vertical Entertainment has released the following synopsis for ‘Undrafted’:
When twelve ragtag teammates set out to play what should be a meaningless summer intramural baseball game, it ends up becoming the most important game of their lives. This collection of characters – the reliever turned starting pitcher (Tyler Hoechlin), a hot dog power hitter (Chace Crawford), an outfielder with anger management issues (Joe Mazzello), a player coach with clipboard envy (Duke Davis Roberts), an over-eager catcher (Ryan Pinkston), the old guy who shouldn’t be playing anymore (Philip Winchester) and the guy everyone forgot was on the team (Matt Bush) – truly gives new meaning to the phrase amateur status.
As they struggle to transition away from baseball and towards an uncertain future, the best player among them (Aaron Tveit) – who they all felt should have gotten drafted – has to deal with the news that his big league dreams were dashed, leaving him grappling with why he should still play. One game can be just another box score, but when it’s played by a team galvanized around the love of the game, and for the pride they have in each other, it can define a lifetime.
Watch the new trailer for, and check out the latest poster and stills from, ‘Undrafted’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello