Chicago Cubs superfan Bill Murray was rooting for his team hard as they marched towards their first World Series title since 1908. Now, Murray might be getting to be the manager of his beloved Cubbies – in a movie. That’s right, there is set to be a movie about the Cubs winning the World Series and Murray is rumored to play Chicago manager Joe Maddon. A dream roll for the lifelong Cubs fanatic.
The movie about the Chicago Cubs World Series win is moving forward. Shane Abbess, an Australian director who is a major baseball fan, has been signed to direct Teammate, the movie about the Chicago Cubs winning its first World Series since 1908. Die-hard Cubbie fan Bill Murray has been in talks to join the team as manager Joe Maddon but it’s not clear yet whether that will happen.
The film about the historic World Series win in 2016 is based on the behind-the-scenes book “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages,” which was written by retired Cubs catcher David Ross and sports journalist Don Yaeger. Ross, who had a 15-year career, played in three games of the 2016 World Series for the Cubs.
When Maddon was asked about Murray portraying him in a movie and he was flattered. “Are you serious?” Maddon said when told the rumor of Murray playing him. “He’s much better looking than me. And second of all, it’s very flattering if that is true. He would totally dig on that, just the part of being on the baseball field as a manager.”
Murray might be a little too busy for preparing for a new role in the foreseeable future since the Cubs are trying to win a second consecutive championship and he’ll be at Wrigley cheering them on.