Tragedy + Time = Comedy: The Pete Rose Saga Continues….

Just when we thought L’Affaire Rose couldn’t get any more tawdry….ESPN to the rescue!

Tom Sizemore, convicted domestic abuser of ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, has signed on to play Rose in the film “Hustle,” to be shown as playoff fever mounts late in September of this year. The director: Peter Bogdanovich, who knows a thing or two about total career flameouts. (Okay, we love Bogdanovich, and Sizemore was fine in Black Hawk Down).

Our guess: Pete’s working on a “reality” series of his own.

2 comments… add one
  • Casting call: trimmed-down John Goodman as Johnny Bench, Griffey Jr. as Griffey Sr, Joe Morgan as himself (Morgan has a notoriously huge ego), Lou Diamond Phillips as Davey Concepcion.

    JCL (YF) April 30, 2004, 12:39 pm
  • Shelley Winters as Marge Schott in the sequel – “Hustled – The Managerial Years”?

    SF April 30, 2004, 12:56 pm

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