In Playing for Keeps, Gerard Butler plays George, a handsome and charming former Scottish soccer star. Down on his luck, George heads to the United States to reconnect with his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel) and son. In trying to redeem himself he agrees to coach his son’s soccer team – much to the delight of the entire town, especially the beautiful soccer moms who take a liking to him.
George was a pro at soccer but an amateur at life. In Playing for Keeps he suddenly finds himself with a lot of second chances – with his son, with his career, and, possibly, with his ex-wife. His attempts to get his act together are all met with hilarious challenges in this feel-good romantic comedy.
Playing for Keeps was directed by Gabriele Muccino based on a screenplay by Robbie Fox. Scheduled for a December 7, 2012 release by FilmDistrict, Playing for Keeps also stars Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid.