In early 2010, Rajiv Joseph (above left) and Scott Rothman (right) had never before written a script together, nor had either ever had a screenplay produced. But what the friends, who both graduated with dramatic writing MFAs from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, had done was watch a ton of football. It was fitting, then, that just as Joseph’s career as a writer was taking off thanks to the success of his 2009 play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a random comment from a surprising NFL draft fan would inspire the two writers to dig in on the project that would eventually, after the dread of turnaround and the euphoria of The Black List, become Draft Day.
Prior to the movie’s April 11 release, Joseph and Rothman described to EW the marathon of anxiety and excitement they endured while watching the movie slowly come to life. READ FULL STORY