Rossdale Gets In The 'Game'

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is following her lead by inking to star in Crusader Entertainment's "The Game of Their Lives."

With Gwen Stefani poised to make her big-screen debut in Martin Scorsese's "Aviator," her husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, is following her lead by inking to star in Crusader Entertainment's "The Game of Their Lives."

The project, being directed by David Anspaugh, is based on the book by Geoffrey Douglas. Adapted by Angelo Pizzo, it's the story of the American soccer team that, in a stunning upset, defeated England in the 1950 World Cup.

At that time, the tournament barely registered on America's sports radar, so the U.S. sent a hastily assembled band of amateur and semiprofessional players, composed chiefly of working-class immigrants. Considered the underdogs, the Americans took on the seemingly unbeatable English side with surprising results.

Rossdale, who has an extensive soccer background, will play English team member Stanley Mortenson. Wes Bentley stars along with Gerald Butler, Richard Jenik, Louis Mandylor and Jay Rodan.