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Release Date: August 25, 2006

July 21, 2005
Banks is Invincible

Elizabeth Banks has signed to star in Walt Disney's Invincible, a movie based on the true story of a Philadelphia Eagles fan named Vince Papale who went to an open tryout for the team and wound up making the squad. Wahlberg will play the lead role of the teacher who loses his wife and job and then is able to make the team. Banks will portray his love interest, a bartender who roots for the Eagles' arch-rivals, the New York Giants. Ericson Core is making his directorial debut on the film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

April 13, 2005
Wahlberg is ready for some football

Walt Disney Pictures is in talks with Mark Wahlberg to star in a movie about the underdog football story of the Philadelphia Eagles fan Vince Papale. Papale was a 30-year-old bartender who had lost both his teaching job and his wife when suddenly new Eagles coach Dick Vermeil decided to shake his team up by offering an open tryout where fans could compete for a roster spot. Though Papale never even played high school football, he went ahead and tried out for the team, and turned out to be the only person in the contest invited to camp. The movie was once called Invincible, and will be directed by Ericson Core from a screenplay by Brad Gann and Mike Rich.
Source: Variety

February 3, 2005
Core to direct Disney's Invincible

Ericson Core will direct Invincible for Disney, a movie based on the true story of a Philadelphia Eagles fan who participated in a publicity stunt open tryout to become a real impact player on his team. Based on a screenplay by Brad Gann, the movie centers on Vince Papale, who was a 30-year-old bartender when he learned of the opportunity to have a tryout of the Eagles. Coach Dick Vermeil had decided to shake things up by holding an open tryout. Tons of people showed up, but Papale was the last man left standing.
Source: Variety

October 11, 2004
Mouse House is Invincible

Disney is in talks to acquire the spec script Invincible from writer Brad Gann. Based on the story of Vince Papale, the oldest non-kicking rookie to make an NFL team to never have played college ball. He was able to make the Philadelphia Eagles' team in an open tryout at the age of 30.
Source: Variety

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