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Friday, January 25, 2019

"BENCHWARMERS 2: BREAKING BALLS": Next Hilarious Chapter of the "Benchwarmers" Franchise With Jon Lovitz, Chris Klein, Lochlyn Munro




Universal City, California, January 23, 2019 – Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls is based on Revolution Studios’ wildly successful 2006 comedy, The Benchwarmers. This is the first title to emerge from the deal between Revolution Studios, a subsidiary of Content Partners, and Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with side-splitting antics, Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls will be available on DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 29th, 2019.

Ben McGrath (Chris Klein) had major league potential playing professional baseball, but his hopes to play ball literally get crushed. Down on his luck, Ben gets another swing at redemption as a new attorney for Schmood & Associates. His unorthodox boss, Mel (Jon Lovitz), convinces him to manage their eclectic softball team full of misfits and strikeouts. Together, will they have enough spirit to rally and win it all?


Bringing together an incredible cast of characters to the franchise, Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls welcomes the return of Jon Lovitz (The Ridiculous 6, A League of Their Own) reprising his role as “Mel” and stars Chris Klein (American Pie franchise, Just Friends), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale,” White Chicks) and Chelsey Reist (“The 100,” Dark Harvest).

Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls is directed by Jon Rosenbaum (Cop and Half: New Recruit) from a script by Stephen Mazur (Liar, Liar).  Executive producers include Kim Arnott (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”) and Jon Rosenbaum along with Vince Totino (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Scott Hemming (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Marla Levine (the live television event “RENT” on Fox).  The film is produced by Dan Angel (R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls, Cop and a Half: New Recruit).

 Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls will be available on DVD and Digital. 

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Cast: Chris Klein, Chelsey Reist, Jonathan Silverman, Liam Hughes, Zak Santiago, Chris Gauthier with Lochlyn Munro and Jon Lovitz 
Casting Director: Judy JK Lee
U.S. Casting By: Jennifer K.M. Treadwell, CSA, Monica Kelly, CSA
Costume Designer: Ariana Preece
Score By: Shawn Pierce
Edited By: Mark Shearer
Production Designer: Nick Richardson
Director of Photography: Toby Gorman
Executive Producers: Kim Arnott, Jon Rosenbaum
Executive Producers: Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, Marla Levine
Produced By: Dan Angel
Based In Part On Characters Created By: Allen Covert & Nick Swardson
From the Motion Picture: “The Benchwarmers”
Written By: Stephen Mazur
Directed By: Jon Rosenbaum

Street Date: January 29, 2019
Selection Number: 63197867 / 63198110 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1

About Revolution Studios
Revolution Studios, a subsidiary of Content Partners, is a diversified entertainment company that owns, acquires and exploits film, television and stage productions.  Led by CEO Vince Totino and President and COO Scott Hemming, the company boasts one of the largest independent libraries of premium content, including 126 motion pictures which collectively earned more than $7.1 billion in box office receipts, as well as 240 television episodes.   Revolution recently produced xXx: Return of Xander Cage, as well as 46 of the motion pictures in its library, including Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care, America’s Sweethearts, Hellboy, xXx, White Chicks and the Academy Award®-winning Black Hawk Down.  More recently, Revolution has acquired 80 movies through library acquisitions, including those of Morgan Creek International, Cold Spring Pictures and GK Films. 
Content Partners, which purchased Revolution in 2017, is a unique investment fund and asset management company that is the leading purchaser of film and television libraries and profit participations.

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies. The division’s next project readying for release is the hilarious family comedy Grand-Daddy Day Care.
Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ( Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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