Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones, Dash Mihok, Matt Craven, Garrett Morris and comedians Earthquake and Michael Colyar have also joined the project about a female quarterback who leads a local Illinois team to victory.
Atchison re-wrote the original screenplay by Nick Santora, who produces alongside Cube Vision's Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez. The film is shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Cube Vision has a two-year production deal at Dimension and the partners are developing Welcome Back, Kotter, based on the popular and classic television show, and Tough Love, inspired by the life of former New England Patriots player Tebucky Jone.
Dimension's 2008 slate includes Superhero! from the Scary Movie 4 film-makers, Soul Men starring Samuel L Jackson and Bernie Mac and Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser.
Senior vice president of production Matthew Stein is overseeing the project on behalf of Dimension Films. Andrew Kramer, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, Sarah Sobel, senior vice president of business and legal affairs, and Julie Haffner, vice president of business and legal affairs, negotiated the deals on behalf of Dimension Films.
WMA and Untitled Entertainment represented Palmer in negotiations; Luber-Roklin Entertainment and attorney Neil Meyer of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder represented Smith; Innovative Artists and attorney Michael Fuller of Fuller Law Group represented Jones; The Gersh Agency represented Mihok; Principato-Young represented Earthquake; Don Buchwald & Associates represented Colyar; and Paradigm Agency represented Craven.