Justin Long just signed on to star in an ABC comedy pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Long will star in the network’s soccer comedy pilot Dream Team by Will & Grace’s Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. Long will play Marty Schumacher, “who coached his last club soccer team for 10 years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of 8-year-olds, and their disparate parents.” Here’s more on the project from THR:
Long will star as Marty, who is the eternally optimistic manager of a sporting goods store and also the “damn good” head coach of a nationally ranked soccer program — the one true love in his life. Currently recruiting young girls for his dream team, Marty is looking to re-create his amazing rise to the national championships of two years ago.
The cast also includes Michael Mosley, Lindsey Kraft, and standup Michelle Buteau, who will all play parents of soccer players in the pilot.