When Joe Manganiello takes the traditional stage left director’s seat at tomorrow night’s Live Read, he’ll have his work cut out for him. After all, he’s chosen the beloved baseball flick, Major League for his Live Read directorial debut. Luckily, Manganiello knows his way around the Live Read stage; In January, he was cast by Jason Reitman to play Paulie in Goodfellas.
Manganiello has tweeted out just a few of the cast members: Ming-Na Wen as Lynn Wells (Rene Russo’s breakout role); Thomas Lennon as Harry Doyle (the role originated by Bob Uecker); Billy Gardell as Lou Brown (the role originated by James Gammon); and Sharon Osborne as Rachel Phelps (the role originated by Margaret Whitton). This morning, he also announced the brave soul who will take on the iconic role of “Wild Thing,” made unforgettable by Charlie Sheen: former Los Angeles Dodger Brian Wilson!
For now, here are some of our favorite Major League moments to get you warmed up for the action:
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