June 6, 2006

Hatcher puts name on card for “Champ”

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Marking her first foray
into film since finding success on "Desperate Housewives," Teri
Hatcher will play a TV executive in the sports drama
"Resurrecting the Champ."

The story is based on a Los Angeles Times article written
by J.R. Moehringer and follows a reporter who finds a homeless
man who he thinks is a famous boxer but turns out to be a
lesser-known fighter of the same era. Josh Hartnett plays the
reporter suddenly thrust into the spotlight and Samuel L.
Jackson the fighter.

Hatcher will play the head of a TV channel who teaches
Hartnett the ropes of being a reporter-turned-celebrity.
Journalist-turned-filmmaker Rod Lurie is directing. The project
is being produced by Phoenix Pictures and Yari Film Group.

Hatcher's last feature was the 2003 indie "A Touch of
Fate." She is lending her voice to two characters in
"Coraline," the first film from Laika Entertainment, Nike Inc.
founder Phil Knight's animation studio based in Portland, Ore.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter