Will 'Little Loopers' Movie Be the 'Bad News Bears' of Golf?

The Bad News Bears was a movie from the 1970s about a broken down man who takes over coaching a ragamuffin Little League baseball team. Miraculous improvement ensues, hilarity follows, and the movie spawned several sequels.

Will that formula work in a golf movie? The production company Barish/Valdez Entertainment thinks it will. That company currently has a movie in production titled Little Loopers. Rob Morrow and Natalie Imbruglia are among those in the cast. It's about a former pro golfer, now broken down, who has a run-in with the law and is sentenced to take over coaching a group of First Tee kids.

Here's what the movie's publicist says about it:

The Bad News Bears of Golf: Little Loopers is a hysterical film following a man forced to coach childrens Golf for community service. Starring Rob Morrow, Natalie Imbruglia, Jay Ferguson and writer/actor Boyd Kestner LOS ANGELES, CA -- Boyd Kestner and Natalie Imbruglia will star in an independent family comedy called Little Loopers currently in production in Palm Springs, California. Natalie is best known to audiences as Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours, as well as her starring role in Johnny English. Natalie is also an accomplished singer/songwriter selling over 6 million albums. Boyd Kestner has many memorable roles in iconic films such as Hannibal, Black Hawk Down, and G.I. Jane.

Written and Produced by Boyd Kestner, Little Loopers is the story of a once promising golfer named Hutch McGee (Boyd Kestner), who after a mishap with the law, is sentenced to community service. Hutch is then forced into a coaching position for First Tee, an outreach for children ages 10-16. Initially, Hutch just wants to serve his time and makes no effort to better the lives of the children, a hilarious quintet of kids, but once he begins he is smitten by the organization's director, a beautiful, devoted woman named Kristin Wright (Natalie Imbruglia). It is through Kristin's commitment to the children that Hutch slowly begins to change his ways. Along the way, he begins to bond with the children in a way he could never have imagined.

The cast also includes Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) as Big Earl Boyd as Louis, Jay Ferguson (Mad Men) as Todd and Gregg Bello (The Wrestler) as Joe the Bartender.

What do you think: Sound promising, or no?

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