Mike Fleming

kevincostnerPenalized with an R rating for harsh language, the Ivan Reitman-directed Kevin Costner starrer Draft Day appealed, and the Classification and Rating Appeals Board today gave it a PG-13. Costner plays a general manager trying to figure out what to do with the top pick in the NFL draft. If there wasn’t room for a few choice cuss words in that high-pressure event, it wouldn’t be believable football. CARA Chairman Joan Graves represented the ratings board, and Reitman and Lionsgate’s Erik Feig successfully appealed the call on the field. This is one of three movies in the offing for Costner, who should get a real career second wind after the football pic — which opens April 11 — Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 3 Days To Kill. He pulled back in recent years but still holds the screen.

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