Spaceman – Official Trailer #1 – Josh Duhamel

spaceman Spaceman tells the Story of former MLB pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee (portrayed by Josh Duhamel, above-right with the real Bill Lee, centre), following his release by the Montreal Expos.

And now, the official trailer has been released.

Personally, I don’t know a whole great deal about baseball, only having played a bit when I was at school, quite a few years ago, although over here in the UK we called it rounders, but even from this brief trailer, Duhamel shows there’s quite a character behind the man and so it’s definitely a film I want to see. And, interestingly, according to IMDB, the pitching scenes were flipped to transform right-hander Duhamel into the left-hander Bill “Spaceman” Lee.

Directed and written by Brett Rapkin, the cast also features W Earl Brown, Sterling K Brown, Blake Lindsley, Carlos Leal, Peter Mackenzie and Ernie Hudson.

Spaceman is out in the US on August 19th, but as of yet there’s no UK release date.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version: